Philippine Airlines Announces Seattle Flights Will Start in October

by Anthony Losanno
PAL 777

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Philippine Airlines announced today that flights between Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will begin on October 2nd. Washington state has the United States’ fourth largest Filipino population (240,000) and does not currently offer a direct connection.

The airline will fly this new route 3x weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays on a Boeing 777-300ER with 42 Business and 328 Economy Class seats. This route will likely see an aircraft swap to an Airbus A350 once Philippine Airlines completes its fleet renewal in 2025. 

Seattle is the carrier’s eighth destination in North America. It already operates 46 weekly flights to/from:

  • Guam’s Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM)
  • Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer, Captain Stanley K. Ng, said:

Philippine Airlines is happy to say, ‘Mabuhay, Seattle!’ We are proud to welcome Seattle to our growing U.S. route network. Our Manila-Seattle-Manila flights give us a valuable opportunity to promote our beautiful island country as a flourishing tourist and business destination for American travelers. We also look forward to serving Filipinos who hope to reunite with family members or experience new travel adventures in the vibrant U.S. Pacific Northwest.” 

AA Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines recently announced a limited codeshare partnership with American Airlines. This is only for flights through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), but it could grow as the carrier continues to in the US.

Anthony’s Take: I have never been to the Philippines, but I have heard some of its islands are beautiful. United recently stated that it will fly nonstop to Cebu. A trip might be in my future.

(Image Credits: Philippine Airlines and American Airlines.)

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1 comment

Christian April 2, 2024 - 8:28 pm

I read that the 777 has 2-3-2 seating in business so it may be worthwhile to wait for the A350’s to be delivered.


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