To start off the year, Philippine Airlines has announced it will launch a new destination to the United States as part of a slate of routes the airline will launch.

The airline announced it will launch flights to Seattle, resume Cebu-Los Angeles services, and open new route Clark and Jinjiang in China.

According to Routesonline, the Manila-based airline will open the Manila-Seattle flights on May 3, 2020. The route will see Philippine Airlines operate thrice-weekly services using Airbus A350 aircraft.

With the addition of Seattle, the airline will operate flights to six destinations in the United States which includes its current slate of US destinations: Guam, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Honolulu.

Along with the new Manila-Seattle services, Philippine Airlines will resume its Cebu-Los Angeles flights which it suspended in May of 2017. The airline will reopen the thrice-weekly service starting May 2, adding to the existing 17 weekly flights between Manila and Los Angeles. There is no confirmed report on the aircraft that will be used on the route.

During the one-year run of the Cebu-Los Angeles service, Philippine Airlines used its Airbus A340 aircraft which has since been retired by the carrier.


New Flights from Clark to Jinjiang

As Philippine Airlines announced the new US service changes, the carrier will also open up a new international destination from its emerging Clark hub.

Starting January 16, the airline will launch thrice-weekly Clark-Jinjiang (Quanzhou) flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft. It will be the first Philippine Airline destination in China from its Clark hub, while the second overall following its Clark-Seoul flights.


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