flights to Asia

Hoping that I might just try this airline sometime next year. Philippine Airlines is launching the new B777-300ER aircraft on flights to Asia, from London to Manila – so you are guaranteed a more comfortable journey for a competitive price.

The flights on the whizzier aircraft are operating from Heathrow Terminal 3 on Wednesday December 6 at 10.20pm, arriving in Manila at 7.15pm local time.

As well as providing a premium onboard experience, Philippine Airlines’ network across Asia, Australia and New Zealand offers deals from London to the Far East with a lead-in price for a return to Manila booked before October 15, starting at £505 including taxes, while a return to Kuala Lumpur is £459.

Promotional fares for cities in Australia, including Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane start from £672 and for Auckland it’s an incredible £640. Chinese destinations including Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu from £473 and Hong Kong from £477.

The new aircraft has 42 seats in Business Class and 328 in economy. This compares with 36 seats in Business Class and 218 seats in economy on the A340, which the B777-300ER replaces.

The new B777-300ER Business Class has 78-inch pitch seats which adjust into flat beds. All seats feature an 18.4 inch personal TV screen, a retractable privacy divider, in-seat power supply to charge via mains or USB and an ottoman that opens to reveal a personal storage area.

Economy Class has a wider seat pitch of up to 34 inches and fully adjustable leather headrests, 11-inch touch-screen personal TVs and built-in USB ports allow PAL’s guests to indulge in world-class inflight entertainment throughout their flight.

Philippine Airlines has launched an interactive virtual 360 tour of the cabin which can be viewed online at

Across both cabins passengers can enjoy over 300 hours of international movies, TV shows, and music whilst staying connected on their devices via myPAL Wifi. Inflight dining features a vibrant mix of Asian, Spanish and American dishes.

Jaime J. Bautista, President and COO of Philippine Airlines, says: “The launch of the B777-300ER makes Philippine Airlines a strong contender for the flight market from the UK to Asia and Australasia.

“Our vision is to become a five-star airline and we are working towards achieving this through an extensive programme of fleet modernisation, route network expansion, service innovations and competitive flight price promotions.”