Philippine Airlines is giving its flights to Toronto a frequency boost this winter with a fifth weekly service set to become available starting December 18.
The extra flight will take off from Manila on Tuesdays and from Toronto on Wednesdays, under the flight number PR118/PR119. That being said, the Tuesday flights out of Manila will operate at a slightly different schedule, taking off about an hour earlier than on other days of the week.
The schedule for the route as of December 18, 2018 is as follows:
|PR118||Manila (MNL)||Toronto (YYZ)||1525||1755||Tues|
|PR118||Manila (MNL)||Toronto (YYZ)||1630||1900||Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun|
|PR119||Toronto (YYZ)||Manila (MNL)||0015||0615+1||Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun|
The frequency increase comes almost exactly one year after Philippine Airlines cut the Vancouver stopover from its Manila-Toronto service to make it a non-stop flight.
Philippine Airlines currently flies a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its Toronto route, which has business and economy class cabins.
The business class cabin has 42 seats configured in a 2-3-2 layout, making accessing the aisles difficult for passengers at the window seats and in the middle of the three centre seats.
While these are fully flat seats, they are a notably more dated product when compared to those on the airline’s newest long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350. These are variants of Thompson Aero’s Vantage XL business class seat – the same base seat product used by Delta in its Delta One Suites and Qantas in its new Dreamliner seats, among others.
The airline also introduced a new fully flat regional business class seat product for its new A320neo aircraft, which began flying between Manila and Brisbane earlier this month.
Philippine Airlines took delivery of the aircraft earlier this month and has already earmarked its London Heathrow and New York routes for the aircraft.
In related news, Philippine Airlines’ flights to Toronto, Vancouver and New York have relocated to Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 1 starting today.