PAL flies to New York in March 2015

  • Page Views 758
  • Philippine Airlines is flying to the Big Apple, New York City, on March 15, 2015, marking the carrier’s much- awaited network expansion to the US east coast. In announcing the New York service, PAL Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lucio C. Tan said, “This auspicious start of regular flights to New York will coincide with PAL’s 74th founding anniversary.”

    The four-times-a-week service – Manila-Vancouver-New York – will operate at Terminal 1 of New York’s JFK International Airport. PAL will have full traffic rights between Vancouver and New York.

    PAL is offering an introductory fare for as low as $610.00 to New York to celebrate the flag carrier’s return to the Big Apple.The roundtrip, budget economy fare, exclusive of taxes and surcharges, may be bought starting for travel from March 15, 2015 onwards. The addition of New York will bring to five the total US destinations, following Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Guam. The New York flight – covering a distance of 14,501 kilometers or approximately 16.5 total flying hours – will be PAL’s longest route.

    pal

    Photo: (L-R) Emcee Joey Albert, Deputy Consul General Atty. Anthony Mandap, Tourism Director Purificacion Molintas and Ryan Uy, PAL Vice-President for Sales, propose a toast during PAL Inaugural Reception at Four Seasons Hotel on March 11, 2015. Inset photo is Allan Coo, PAL Country Mangers, talks about PAL’s new flight route to New York.

    Flight PR 126 departs Manila every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:50 p.m. Arrival in Vancouver is 8:50 p.m. on the same day. After a two-hour transit stop, the service continues on to New York at 10:50 p.m., touching down at Terminal 1 of JFK International at 7:00 a.m. the following day.

    The return service, PR 127, departs New York at 11:00 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Vancouver at 1:50 p.m. It departs the Canadian city at 3:20 p.m. and lands back in Manila at 8:35 p.m. the following day.

    PAL will utilize the Airbus A340-300 jets, which seats 36 passengers in business class and 218 in economy.

    On board, passengers can expect to be pampered with PAL’s signature “at home” in-flight service, which features business class seats that convert to full-flat beds; in-flight entertainment system such as audio-video on demand in business; and gourmet cuisine designed by top international guest chefs. The New York service will have the added benefit of boosting PAL’s Canadian operation. From March 15, 2015, the current daily service between Manila and Vancouver will spike to 11 flights weekly with three departure times from Manila – mid-afternoon, early evening and late evening – providing wider schedule choices to passengers.

    Manila-Toronto will add a fourth weekly frequency, increasing capacity on this long-haul route in time for the peak summer travel period out of Manila.

    PAL’s return has been keenly anticipated by the huge Filipino-American communities along the U.S. eastern seaboard ever since the flag carrier pulled out of the region in 1997. About half a million ethnic Filipinos reside on the East Coast, with over 253,000 in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, 90,000 in Virginia, 75,000 in Washington, D.C. and environs, and 31,000 in the

    Philadelphia metro area. Overall, Filipinos on the East Coast account for 15% of the estimated 3.4-million-strong Filipino population in the U.S., comprising a natural base market for PAL. JFK Airport is located at Queens Borough, 15 miles to midtown Manhattan, with convenient connection via the New York MTA or subway train system.

    About PAL Philippine Airlines is the flag carrier of the Republic of the Philippines. Now on its 73rd year of operations, the full-service legacy carrier covers South and North Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North America and Europe. The airline, which has embarked on fleet modernization, route expansion and service innovations, is best known for its trademark Filipino brand of service characterized by warmth, charm and hospitality. PAL has a wide route network covering 29 domestic and 36 international destinations. With its wide range of product offerings, the airline enables passengers to book their flights based on actual needs.

    Share

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 18 August 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      The Angelos and an Anti-Drug Youth Program

      Angel Thoughts “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”—Aristotle Food for thought for those who don’t think seriously about climate change…a trillion-ton ice cap broke off in Antarctica this week. Think how they will elevate ocean levels all over the world and affect global warming! * * ...

    • 15 August 2017
      5 days ago No comment

      Rene Salud’s Philippine Tapestry show to dazzle Vancouver on August 20

      It takes a Philippine ambassador of fashion, Renee Salud, to come up with “Philippine Tapestry” – an initiative to highlight all the major weaves of the island, in an effort to promote indigenous materials and the age-old artistry of Filipino weaving. This, while highlighting the exceptional beauty of the ...

    • duterte-invites-trudeau-tovisit-philippines-philippineasiannewstoday
      11 August 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      Duterte invites Trudeau to Manila

      A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson in Manila has announced that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit the country. Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar on August 6 said that the Philippines has requested Trudeau to attend the Association of the South East Asian Nations ...

    • 10 August 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      La Luna Sangre continues to win hearts of viewers

      The lives of Malia and Tristan get more exciting and dangerous as their story continues in “La Luna Sangre” airing outside the Philippines via TFC’s platforms worldwide ABS-CBN’s highly anticipatedepic saga series “La Luna Sangre”, top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo,Daniel Padilla, and Richard Gutierrez, with the special participation of Angel ...

    • 10 August 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      Jona of Team Sarah is the first The Voice Teens Grand Champion

      Team Sarah’s Jona Soquite was declared the first-ever grand champion of “The Voice Teens”in the country and in Asia after receiving 44.78% of the public text and online votes in the program’s grand finale Sunday night (July 30). Jona, Sarah’s third artist to win the top-rating singing competition, beat ...

    %d bloggers like this: