MANILA – Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) will be flying daily to Hawaii and Guam starting October 26.
By August, PAL will begin to gradually increase its flights to Honolulu to five times a week from the current three times a week.
Currently, PAL flies five times a week between Manila and Guam.
Honolulu-bound flights are operated by the 254-seat Airbus A340-300 aircraft while flights to Guam use the Airbus A320.
PAL currently operates a total of 26 weekly flights to the US, with frequencies to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Guam.
Last April, the US Federal Aviation Administration (US-FAA) upgraded the country’s aviation safety rating back to Category 1, thereby allowing more flights to the US.
PAL president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang earlier said the airline will be deploying 6 fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for its long-haul flights to the US.
“This latest development allows us to deploy our modern and fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER fleet to the US, and enables us to explore new destination opportunities in one of the Philippines’ largest passenger markets,” he said.