MANILA, Philippines – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Incorporated (PAL) will operate daily flights between Manila and London starting June 28, after observing strong demand for the route.
“Positive performance of our flights to and from London can be attributed to the direct service, competitive pricing and the on-board offerings,” PAL President Jaime Bautista said in a statement.
It was in September 2013 when the flag carrier relaunched direct flights to London.
In July 2015, PAL increased its services to 5 times per week from 3.
“Having daily flights will provide passengers taking the Manila-London route the flexibility to choose the schedule most suitable to their travel plans,” Bautista said.
With the daily service, PAL said travelers have the chance to fly from London to Manila, then visit any of the domestic and international destinations the flag carrier flies to.
The Manila-London route also provides convenient connections to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
Starting June 28, flight PR721 will depart London daily at 22:50, arriving in Manila at 19:50 pm local time. The return leg, PR720, will leave Manila at 1:20 pm and arrive back to London at 9 pm.
This announcement comes after PAL placed an order of 6 Airbus A350-900 planes in a $1.85 billion deal with the European plane maker for long-haul flights. – Rappler.com