Is Philippine Airlines Launching Flights from Manila to Seattle?

by Anthony Losanno
Philippine Airlines

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Philippine Airlines has finally received word from the Department of Transportation (DOT) after 3.5 years of waiting on approval of its fifth US destination. The carrier will possibly fly to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on an Airbus A350-900 as it had planned in 2021.

Philippine Airlines already flies to Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).


There has been a lot of buzz around the Philippines lately with United Airlines announcing its own service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) starting on October 29th (more details here).

Anthony’s Take: I’ve never been to the Philippines, but with all of this new, nonstop US service it’s climbing on my list.

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derek July 28, 2023 - 11:01 am

EVA Air’s flight will lose some passengers from Seattle but will defend itself by better service, daily flights, and connecting service to Clark, which is the sane airport of northern Metro Manila.

Seth Miller ( July 28, 2023 - 11:52 am

Gaining approval 3.5 years after applying is a far cry from launching the route. Especially given the carrier’s fleet is vastly different from what it had when it applied.

J July 28, 2023 - 12:28 pm

Exactly. There is nothing from Philippines saying they’re launching the route.


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