Philippine Airlines to commence Manila-Auckland, suspend Manila-Cairns-Auckland service in Dec-2017

    Philippine Airlines announced (14-Aug-2017) plans to commence three times weekly nonstop Manila-Auckland service and suspend Manila-Cairns-Auckland service, effective 06-Dec-2017. The carrier will operate Manila-Auckland service with dual class 254 seat A340 equipment, increasing capacity by 60%. The airline operates Manila-Cairns-Auckland service with 156 seat A320 equipment and the new route will reduce travel time to Auckland from 12.15 to 10 hours. [more – original PR]