Philippine Airlines will carry out more special flights to Manila from both Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK).
The airline had said earlier this month that it would operate a few repatriation flights from New York and Los Angeles to Manila, but it has now added more recovery flights on these routes.
These special US-Manila flights will be allowed to carry only Filipino nationals/Philippine passport holders, their foreign spouses and children, and “accredited officials of foreign governments and international organisations, to comply with current Philippine travel entry restrictions”, the carrier said in a statement posted on its website.
The New York to Manila flights (PR 5127) are scheduled for May 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10. They will depart New York (JFK) at 1915 local time and arrive in Manila at 2345 local time the next day.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles to Manila flights are scheduled for May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. They will depart Los Angeles (LAX) at 2315 local time and arrive in Manila at 0445 local time two days later.
Philippine Airlines has carried out repatriation flights to Melbourne and London in the last few months. The carrier, along with other carriers operating in the Philippines, has cancelled all domestic and international flights until May 15 after the Philippine government extended its lockdown of Manila.