American Airlines and Philippine Airlines Launch Limited Partnership

by Anthony Losanno
AA Philippine Airlines

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Philippine Airlines and American Airlines launched a limited codeshare partnership yesterday. This includes several Asian destinations for American Airlines customers connecting in Tokyo and Honolulu and seven US connections for Philippine Airlines’ passengers. This codeshare arrangement was in the works since the start of the pandemic when rumors surfaced that American would fly to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).

American’s customers can now book tickets on for codeshare flights operated by Philippine Airlines to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) from Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Guam’s Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM), as well as to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) via Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND).

Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines will offer codeshare flights between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and seven US cities including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Denver International Airport (DEN), Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), Miami International Airport (MIA), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Philippine Airlines operates 2x daily nonstop flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), daily flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and several weekly flights to New York John F Kennedy International Airport. Codeshare flights will be connecting to Los Angeles only.

Anmol Bhargava, American’s Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships, said:

We are excited to partner with Philippine Airlines, which will provide our customers seamless connections to Manila, the capital and economic hub of the region, and Cebu, the gateway to countless tropical islands with pristine beaches. The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, and we look forward to continuing to enhance our partnership with Philippine Airlines.”

American AAdvantage flyers will earn miles and Loyalty Points only when booking these select flights with Philippine Airlines on (they must have the codeshare on them).

Anthony’s Take: This codeshare agreement is rather limited in its scope and will only benefit a small subset of passengers. We’ll see if this further develops to compete with United’s new nonstop service to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).

(Featured Image Credit: American Airlines.)

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