Philippine Airlines – Asia’s first airline will start flying to London starting Nov 4, 2013. This London Flight is their first Europe route four months after the lifting of the European Union ban.
Philippine Airlines will soon fly to London
The announcement was made by Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang, together with visiting British Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Stephen Green of Hurstpierpoint, during a press briefing at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2013).
“We’re very happy that London is PAL’s first Europe destination since flights to that continent were discontinued in 1998,” said Ang.
Lord Green responded, saying: “I’m delighted to celebrate a very concrete example of the growing ties between our two countries, that being the reestablishment by Philippine Airlines of direct flights between Manila and London for the first time in over a decade. I am confident that these flights will greatly enhance the relationship between the UK and the Philippines.”
PAL will fly five times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), departing Manila in the morning and arriving at Terminal 4 of Heathrow airport in London, the premier gateway to the United Kingdom and the world’s busiest international airport.
Philippine Airlines will operate direct, non-stop flights, providing the fastest travel to London (average 13 hours) as well as convenient connections from the UK capital to top Philippine tourist spots and other destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea and Australia. British business travelers can also make Manila a gateway to PAL’s extensive international network.
PAL also aims at providing the more than 664,000 Filipinos in Europe with the most convenient travel to return home “via the airline that knows them best. We are proud to serve these modern-day Filipino heroes,” added Ang.
The Philippine Airlines President also said, “Throughout our 72-year-history, PAL has always been a catalyst to our country’s growth and development. This is part of our mandate as the national flag carrier.” (Source – PNA)