Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch nonstop flights between its Manila base and Seattle from 2 October 2024.

PAL will be the first carrier to link the Philippines and the U.S. Pacific Northwest region.

More than 900,000 Americans visited the Philippines in 2023, making the U.S. the country’s second largest source of inbound tourists. The Philippine flag carrier will also serve the growing number of Filipinos visiting family and friends in Washington and Oregon, which are home to more than 240,000 Filipino Americans.

The PAL Manila-Seattle service will initially operate three times weekly – on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The airline will deploy a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the Seattle route, with 42 in 2-3-2 lie-flat business class, and 328 in 3-4-3 economy class.

PAL recently acquired an additional 777-300ER aircraft as a first step towards renewing its long-haul fleet. Nine new Airbus A350-1000s are slated to be delivered starting in the fourth quarter of 2025.

Seattle will be PAL’s eighth destination in North America. The flag carrier already operates 46 weekly flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, Honolulu and Guam.

“Philippine Airlines is happy to say, ‘Mabuhay, Seattle!’ We are proud to welcome Seattle to our growing U.S. route network,” said PAL president and chief operating officer, Captain Stanley Ng.

“Our Manila-Seattle-Manila flights give us a valuable opportunity to promote our beautiful island country as a flourishing tourist and business destination for American travellers. We also look forward to serving Filipinos who hope to reunite with family members or experience new travel adventures in the vibrant U.S. Pacific Northwest.”