Philippine Airlines Begins Flights from New York to Manila

By Paul Riegler on 18 March 2015
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Philippine Airlines announced the start of service linking New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manila.

The move comes after a 17-year hiatus in operations since the airline ended flights from Newark Liberty Airport in 1997.

The Philippine flag carrier is operating the New York-Manila flights four times a week, with a two-hour stop in Vancouver, Canada, with a total time aloft of 16.5 hours, the airline’s longest flight.

It will use Airbus A340-300 aircraft, which features 36 seats in business class 218 in coach. The recliner seats in the Mubahay business-class cabin will be in a 2-2-2 configuration. Each is 21” wide with a seat pitch of 54.

Flights from Manila will depart at 11:50 p.m. local time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Arrival in Vancouver is at 8:50 p.m. the same day. The flights continue at 10:50 p.m., arriving at JFK’s Terminal 1 at 7:00 a.m. the following morning.

Flights from New York depart at 11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Arrival in Vancouver is at 1:50 p.m. and the flights proceed to Manila at 3:20 p.m., arriving at 8:35 p.m. the following day.

The addition of the New York flights brings the airline’s total U.S destinations to five including Guam, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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