Philippine Airlines: Service to London Begins in November

Philippine Airlines will be returning to Europe for the first time in fifteen years beginning this November with a direct service from Manila to London Heathrow Airport, one of the major gateways to Europe. 

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According to data loaded in the Global Distribution System, Philippine Airlines will resume its service to Europe on November 4, 2013 with a non-stop flight to London on board one of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The service to Heathrow Airport will operate 5 times per week. 

Although Philippine Airlines has not officially launched the route and declared it available for sale, passengers can already book online through the Travelocity website. Travel Agents should also be able to book through their respective GDS systems. Tickets in December average approximately $1,500USD or £900 return.

PR Flight 720 will depart Manila just after 8:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday arriving at London Heathrow just after 2:00pm in the afternoon. The return flight, PR 721, will depart London Heathrow on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in the late afternoon and arrive back in Manila the next day in the early to mid-afternoon. 

The complete schedule is as follows:

PR720 MNL0805 – 1400LHR Sunday
PR720 MNL0820 – 1415LHR Wednesday, Saturday
PR720 MNL0830 – 1425LHR Tuesday, Friday

PR721 LHR1615 – 1250+1MNL Sunday
PR721 LHR1715 – 1350+1MNL Wednesday, Saturday
PR721 LHR1905 – 1540+1MNL Tuesday, Friday
The direct flight from Manila to London Heathrow is estimated at 13 hours and 55 minutes while the return leg back to Manila is approximately 12 hours and 35 minutes. Philippine Airlines has actually obtained daily slots at London Heathrow Airport but will begin with just five weekly flights. 
This will be the first direct service between any point in Europe and the Philippines after KLM discontinued its direct service between Manila and Amsterdam. 


  1. If so, then this is good news! The long wait is almost over. I hope this will be the start of PAL's resurgence as among Asia's top carriers.

  2. wonderful what a difference it will make
    Well done PHILLIPINE AIRLINES We look
    forward to traveling with you shortly

  3. sorry wrong spelling PHILIPPINES

  4. I live in UK, and this is great news for me, as i have been in a relationship with a girl from the Philippines for 6 months now, and this will make it so much easier to see each other. Wish me luck, and i wish PAL all the success it deserves for this venture.

    1. We wish you the best! Enjoy travelling direct to the Philippines.

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  8. PAL is usually kind of expensive... i hope for this route they wont charge crazy prices too!!!

  9. I booked through Travelocity for December @ 725GBP return. This is much more convenient than fretting over whether you will make your connection or waiting for hours at somewhere like Doha.

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