NEW YORK, 3 November 2018 –Philippine Airlines (PAL), the national flag carrier,
started flying nonstop between New York’s JFK airport and Manila last 29 October, 5
times weekly on their new Airbus 350-900. PAL hosted a launch event at the Philippine
Center to announce the news to travel trade partners, the media and select community
members last 26 October.
Consul General Claro Cristobal congratulated PAL for this new feat.
He said he was
pleased that he can now fly direct from New York to Manila, because layovers and
connecting flights – especially coming from New York where inclement winter weather
frequently delays or grounds flights – might ruin passengers’ schedules.
PDOT NY Administrative Officer Luz Navarro also offered their Office’s congratulations
to PAL, acknowledging the national carrier as their main partner in promoting Tourism to
the Philippines. She took the opportunity to promote the islands Siargao, Palawan and
Boracay which recently were recognized as Conde Nast’s Best Islands of the World.
Joesyl Vasquez, PAL Area Manager for New York announced that more than 200
passengers have already booked for the maiden direct flight, mostly Filipinos and
At 16 hours flying time, the direct flight between MNL and JFKis the
9th longest commercial fight route in the world, and the longest flight to operate from
JFK. PAL is offering lower airfares for the introductory promo period