Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start flying to New York City on 15th March 2015, according to a report by ABS-CBN. PAL Chairman and CEO Lucio C. Tan said the auspicious start of regular flights to New York will coincide with PAL's 74th founding anniversary. PAL resumes its flights to the East Coast, around 18 years after it pulled out of the region in 1997.
The New York flight, which will take approximately 16.5 total flying hours, will be PAL's longest route.
PAL will have four flights a week for its Manila-Vancouver-New York service. It will operate at Terminal 1 of New York's JFK International Airport. PAL will have full traffic rights between Vancouver and New York.
The New York route will bring to five the airline's US destinations which include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Guam.