Non-stop flights from Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines will fly non-stop on the Manila - Auckland route from 6 December 2017.
PR 219 will operate three times a week - departing Manila every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, leaving Manila at 11.15pm and arriving Auckland at 2.05pm local time the following day.
The non-stop service will reduce the flight time to 10 hours from the current 12.15 hour Manila - Cairns - Auckland flight (which continues until 5 December).
PAL will utilise its twin-aisle dual class 254 seater A340s instead of the single aisle 156 seater A320s, thus increasing capacity by 60 percent.