Philippine Airlines commences nonstop Manila-Auckland service

    Auckland International Airport, via its official Facebook account, confirmed (07-Dec-2017) Philippine Airlines operates three times weekly nonstop Manila-Auckland service with A340 aircraft, effective 06-Dec-2017. The airline upgauged from an A320 aircraft, operating for the past two years via Cairns. While frequency was reduced from four to three times weekly, the larger 254 seat aircraft will add around 14,000 seats p/a to the route (NZ Herald, 08-Dec-2017).