Starting September 19th, Philippine Airlines will use their flagship Boeing 777-300 planes between Manila and London's Heathrow Airport.
By December, PAL will increase frequencies between the two cities from four times weekly to daily giving passengers the flexibility to choose from a wide selection of flight schedules.
“As we carry out the brand promise to be a full service five star carrier of the country and be a source of pride of Filipinos everywhere, we shall continue to enhance the total travel experience along the route. We want our passengers to have the ultimate travel experience marked by comfort, inflight connectivity and the caring service of our cabin crew, embodying the Heart of the Filipino,” PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said.
The B777 replaces the A340s which have served as workhorses between Manila and London since 2013. It boasts 370 seats, which is over 100 more than the 254 available on the A340s.
The upgrade will allow the airline to provide a more competitive offering versus other Asian and Middle-Eastern airlines that connect travelers between the Philippines and Europe. The airline is currently the lone carrier that operates direct service between the two cities.