MDTI-TA-2020-059 (6 April 2020)
Please refer to airline flight operations update below.
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We are pleased to advise that Philippine Airlines will be mounting two special flights from Manila to London Heathrow on April 7, 2020 (Tuesday).
The Manila to London flights are organised by the British Embassy Manila. They are only available to British travellers, normally residents in the UK, who wish to return home.
British travellers can purchase tickets through the dedicated booking portal set up by the Embassy. Full details are on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s travel advice page for the Philippines: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/return-to-the-uk
April 7, 2020
PR 720 – Manila (Terminal 2) to London Heathrow
Departing at 12:00 PM (noon) Arriving at 7:00 PM
April 7, 2020
PR 8722 – Manila (Terminal 2) to London Heathrow
Departing at 1:00 PM Arriving at 8:00 PM
Both flights will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with a capacity of 370 seats and depart from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 for departure. All stated times are local times.
Despite the ongoing pause in operations until April 14, PAL is operating these special one-off services to assist in flying stranded travelers home.
The current suspension of all Etihad Airways scheduled passenger services to and from the UAE has been extended until 21 April 2020. The decision has been made as part of continuing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, and remains subject to further review.
We will, however, continue to operate a number of daily outbound flights to help foreign citizens in the UAE return home.
Repatriation flights will start with Seoul Incheon, followed by destinations such as Melbourne, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta and Amsterdam. These destinations are subject to government approvals.
Flights currently available to book:
– 5 April 2020 – Seoul
– 7 April 2020 – Singapore
– 8 April 2020 – Manila
– 9 April 2020 – Bangkok
– 9 April 2020 – Jakarta
Our repatriation flights have been approved by the UAE Government, and we’re working closely with authorities to continue these types of operations. Our aim is to increase the number of flights, subject to approval from other foreign governments.
Please refer to the image below for the active flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1: