Philippine Airlines will be introducing a major enhancement on the Manila – Auckland route with non-stop flights beginning 6th December 2017. The new service means New Zealand’s largest city will be reachable from London with just one stop.
The Manila – Auckland service will operate via PR 218 thrice weekly – every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday – departing Manila at 11:15PM, and arriving Auckland at 2:05PM local time the following day. PR 219 leaves Auckland every Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at 12:30AM local time and touches down in Manila at 5:45AM.
With the forthcoming route, travel time to Auckland will be reduced to 10 hours from the current 12.15 hour Manila – Auckland via Cairns route.
David Cochrane, Country Manager UK & Ireland said ‘Our new non-stop service makes it easier than ever to reach Auckland from the UK. Same day connections at Manila make the trip down to New Zealand faster and more convenient.’
PAL will be utilizing its twin-aisle dual class 254-seater A340s from its single-aisle 156-seater A320s thus increasing capacity by 60%. This update follows the announcement that PAL will operate a Boeing 777-300ER on it’s London – Manila route from 19th September 2017.