Philippine Airlines will expand its presence in the US with the launch of new flights to Seattle from Manila and the resumption of flights from Cebu to Los Angeles in May this year, according to routesonline.com, which cites OAG Schedules Analyser data.
New flights to Seattle
Seattle will mark the Philippine flag carrier’s fifth destination in the US. The carrier will fly three times weekly between Seattle and Manila using an Airbus A350-900XWB with 295 seats, including 30 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats and 241 economy class seats.
The airline’s business class seats, which are equipped with 18.5 inch IFE screens, have 44 inches of pitch, a width of up to 24 inches, and “full-flat”, 78-inch-long beds.
Here is the schedule:
|PR128||Manila – Seattle||2245||1945||A350-900XWB|
|PR129||Seattle – Manila||2305||0335+1||A350-900XWB|
The route is set to launch on May 3, 2020, though reservations are not yet open.
Resuming Cebu-Los Angeles route
The airline will also resume its Cebu-Los Angeles service. It plans to fly this route, which it suspended in May 2017, three times weekly on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 370 seats. The first flight will be on 2 May this year.
Here is the full schedule:
|PR152||Cebu – Los Angeles||2100||1930||B777-300ER|
|PR153||Los Angeles – Cebu||2230||0500+2||B777-300ER|
“We are still in the process of refining details and working on arrangements, so we’re not in a position to confirm anything or make an official announcement at this stage,” an airline spokesperson told Business Traveller Asia-Pacific when asked to comment on the new flights.
In December last year, Philippine Airlines announced that it will launch a new four-times-weekly non-stop service between Manila and Perth in March 2020.