PAL Sees Pax Growth for UK-Japan via Manila

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A growing number of passengers is flying to Japan via Manila with Philippine Airlines. Passengers can now enjoy new Boeing aircraft on the London-Manila leg.

Growing Numbers of Passengers Flying to Japan with PAL

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While it shows some fluctuation due to seasonality, overall Philippine Airlines (PAL) has seen a  growth rate of 39% on its UK-Japan traffic this year . This is based on numbers of passengers originating from the UK and connecting to PAL’s five Japanese destinations via its hub in Manila. 

PAL are expecting further growth with the increased capacity that will be provided as they continue to phase in their reconfigured A330 aircraft operating at Japan’s Narita, Haneda and Osaka airports. 

Asia's first airline and the country’s flag carrier, PAL operates an extensive route network of 46 international destinations around the world. Non-stop daily flights from London Heathrow to Manila connect passengers to 32 domestic destinations and beyond - including Japan.

Their non-stop daily flights from London Heathrow to Manila connect passengers with five destination points in Japan: Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. All flights from the UK to Japan are via PAL’s dedicated terminal in Manila.

PAL also offer flights from Cebu to Osaka and Tokyo on a daily basis, and to Nagoya on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as daily flights from Taipei to Osaka. They also offer a number of domestic codeshare flights within Japan in partnership with All Nippon Airways (ANA) and ANA Wings

PAL’s flights from the UK to Japan start with a lead in price of £523 for Economy class and £2,118 for Business class.

New Boeing Aircraft Launched on London-Manila Route

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Passengers flying to Japan with PAL can now enjoy the latest in comfort and convenience on the airline’s new Boeing aircraft on the London-Manila portion of their journey. PAL is operating its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the London-Manila route, with 42 seats in Business Class and 328 in Economy Class.
Business Class on the new B777-300ER provides the utmost in inflight passenger comfort, with 78 inch pitch seats which adjust into fully flat beds. All seats feature an 18.4 inch personal TV screen, retractable privacy divider, in-seat power supply to charge via mains or USB, and an ottoman which opens to reveal a personal storage area.
Likewise, the new B777-300ER’s Economy Class is designed for optimal comfort, with a wider seat pitch of up to 34 inches and fully adjustable leather headrests. Eleven inch touch-screen personal TVs and built-in USB ports allow passengers to indulge in world-class inflight entertainment throughout their flight.
Across both cabins passengers can enjoy over 300 hours of international movies, TV shows, and music whilst staying connected on their devices via myPAL Wifi. Meanwhile inflight dining on the new aircraft features a vibrant mix of Asian, Spanish and American dishes.

PAL have launched an interactive virtual 360 tour of the cabin of their new aircraft which can be viewed online at

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