On October 29, 2018, Philippine Airlines marked another milestone in aviation history as the first airline to fly nonstop service to New York from the Philippines.
A brand-new PAL Airbus A350-900 commenced the historic flight when it departed as flight PR126 from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport for a 16-hour nonstop journey across the North Polar regions, to land at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on the evening of the same day.
From October 29 to November 3, 2018 PAL will operate a four times weekly service (Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday) from Manila to New York.
PR126 departs from Manila at 8:10 PM and arrives in New York JFK at 11:15 PM (local time) on the same day. By November 5, Manila departure will shift to 9:00 PM and arrival in New York JFK remains at 11:15 PM. Starting on December 6, 2018, PAL will start serving the MNL-JFK route five times weekly with the introduction of the 5th frequency (every Wednesday).
From October 30 to November 5, PAL will serve the New York to Manila route four times weekly (Tuesday/ Wednesday / Friday / Sunday).
PR127 will leave New York JFK at 1:45 AM (local time) and touch down in Manila is at 6:25 AM the following day. By November 7, arrival in Manila will be at 7:25 AM (note: departure from New York remains at 1:45 AM local time.)
PAL will operate the 5th frequency (every Thursday) out of New York starting December 13.
All PAL flights to New York will depart from NAIA Terminal 2. PAL flights from New York will arrive at NAIA Terminal 1. However, PAL flights to and from Canada, i.e. Vancouver and Toronto, will use NAIA Terminal 1 as their point of departure and arrival in Manila.
Above Photo: PAL. Leading the Flight: PAL A350 Chief Pilot Captain Emmanuel ‘Butch’ Generoso (second from the left) and Captain Jose David (left).
Top Copyright Photo: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNA (RP-C3501) (msn 221) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942285.
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