Fresh from being upgraded as a 4-star airline by Skytrax, Philippine Airlines is looking to finally launch the long-anticipated, direct New York-Manila flights this fall.
First reported on RoutesOnline, the airline's winter 2018 schedule included the addition of the direct flights which would start on October 29. The new direct service will operate four-times a week using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with each way taking up to 16 hours. The new direct flights will replace the existing service between the two cities which currently makes a stop in Vancouver.
A screenshot from Philippine Airline's Flight Timetable
From a quick view of the updated Winter 2018 timetable, the departure time from Manila will be around 1830H with an arrival in New York around 2200H. On the way back, the departure time from New York will be 0300H with an arrival in Manila at 0610H the following day. Both times would give ample time for flight connections, especially for Filipinos from the US East Coast and visitors heading to the Philippine provinces.
Philippine Airline's downloadable Winter Timetable: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/~/media/files/flighttimetable/international%20summer%20april%2010%202018.pdf?la=en