The Philippines has one of the most pristine beaches in the world. A lot of Indian tourists visit the Philippines and the number is increasing every year. But there is no non-stop flight between India and Philippines yet. However, this is now going to change.
Philippine Airlines have a growing fleet of Airbus A321neos, with 4 Airbus A321neos in the fleet already. They have a further 2 A321neos and 15 A321LRs on order. Now, Philippine Airline’s has filled additional international network changes according to Airlineroute.Net. Philippine Airlines will start operations of 4x weekly flights on Manila-New Delhi route from March 31, 2019. The schedule for the flight is,
PR726 MNL0715 – 1235DEL 321 x246
PR727 DEL1335 – 2235MNL 321 x246
Philippine Airlines also has plans to launch flights to Mumbai in the near future.
If you look at it, the flight timings aren’t convenient for tourists visiting the Philippines. It isn’t convenient for connections either. For example, while you may be able to connect to Brisbane from Manila but you can’t connect on the return as it will be a long-long layover. You may be able to book a ticket from Los Angeles to Delhi via Manila with a short layover of 1.10 hours but onwards journey has a long layover.
Another new nonstop destination from New Delhi, to be followed by Mumbai. Who do you think will be the next to launch flights to Delhi then?