LOOK: PAL's route to London over Siberia
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Friday released two graphics showing the routes of its Manila-London and London-Manila flights.
The first graphic showed the route of the Manila-London flight over Siberia, starting July 25.
The second graphic showed the route of its London-Manila flight, also via Siberia.
PAL said the Manila-London and London-Manila flights do not fly over any conflict zone. It added this is the quickest route between Manila and London, allowing the airline to save on fuel consumption.
PAL is the only Philippine carrier which has direct flights between Manila and London.
Siberia makes up nearly all of Northern Asia. It covers 77 percent of Russia’s territory, but the preferred airspace is nowhere near conflict and no-fly zones.
PAL had earlier allayed passengers' fears following the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, saying it follows regulations on flight paths and complies with all safety advisories covering allowed flight routes, areas of restriction or conflict areas.