• Philippine Airlines to launch Manila-Seattle route in October 2024

      Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the first carrier to link the Philippines and the U.S. Pacific Northwest with nonstop flights between Manila and Seattle.
      Seattle is PAL’s sixth destination in the U.S. and the eighth in North America.

      PAL now operates the largest network of nonstop flights between the Philippines and the United States, serving Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Honolulu, and Guam.

      Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch nonstop flights between Manila and Seattle starting 02 October 2024.

      PAL is the first carrier to link the Philippines and the U.S. Pacific Northwest region with direct flights that will help stimulate business and leisure travel of U.S. residents to the Philippines. Over 900,000 Americans visited the Philippines in 2023, making the U.S. the country’s second-largest source of tourists.

      The Philippine flag carrier will also serve the growing number of Filipinos visiting family and friends in Washington and Oregon, home to more than 240,000 Filipino Americans.

      “Philippine Airlines is happy to say, ‘Mabuhay, Seattle!’ We are proud to welcome Seattle to our growing U.S. route network,” said PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Captain Stanley K. Ng. “Our Manila-Seattle-Manila flights give us a valuable opportunity to promote our beautiful island country as a flourishing tourist and business destination for American travelers. We also look forward to serving Filipinos who hope to reunite with family members or experience new travel adventures in the vibrant U.S. Pacific Northwest.”

      Philippine Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista said: “Congratulations to Philippine Airlines on their latest expansion of U.S. routes with the launch of nonstop service to Seattle. Growth in air passenger traffic post-pandemic requires corresponding enhancements in airport facilities and operations. This new PAL service – which coincides with the expected upgrade of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport by its new operator – will help boost travel and tourism between the Philippines and the United States.”

      “Washington state is home to the country’s fourth-largest Filipino population. For over 100 years, Filipinos have contributed to the region’s arts, business, and political leadership,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa. “Nonstop service to Manila has long been one of our most frequently requested routes, and we’re thrilled that this new flight will not only serve Puget Sound’s Filipino community but anyone interested in exploring the rich history, beauty, and hospitality of the Philippines.”

      The PAL Manila-Seattle-Manila services will operate three times weekly, every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, with convenient departures at 10:40 PM local time from Manila’s Terminal 1 and at 11:40 PM local time from Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

      Seattle, a high-tech business hub and thriving port city, is the gateway to various population centers in Washington and Oregon, including Portland, Salem, Spokane, Tacoma, and Eugene. Travelers will enjoy connectivity via PAL’s airline partners to various mainland U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, and Washington D.C.

      The flights also provide connectivity via Manila to PAL’s extensive domestic and regional international network, including cities such as Cebu, Davao, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur.

      The Seattle flights will add up to 60 tons of cargo capacity every week, which will further contribute to increased trade and economic activity between the U.S. and Asia.

      Seattle is PAL’s eighth destination in North America. The Philippine carrier already operates 46 weekly flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, Honolulu, and Guam.

      The Philippine carrier will deploy Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to perform the Seattle services, with full-flat seats in Business Class and PAL’s hallmark inflight service featuring Filipino and Western meal specialties. PAL recently acquired an additional 777-300ER aircraft as a first step towards renewing its long-haul fleet. Nine new Airbus A350-1000s are slated to be delivered starting in the fourth quarter of 2025.

      To promote the new Manila-Seattle service, PAL offers a special introductory all-in roundtrip fare at USD 771 for Economy Class and USD 3,071 for Business Class.

      The introductory fare is available until 30 April 2024 and for travel from 02 October to 30 November 2024 and from 01 February to 22 March 2025.

      Travelers may avail themselves of the best fares and promotional rates by logging on to www.philippineairlines.com, using the PAL mobile app, or visiting their preferred travel agent.
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