Philippine Airlines has confirmed that the new non-stop service between Manila and Delhi will commence 16 April 2019. The new flights will operate 4 times a week and will be flown by the airlines new Airbus A321neo aircraft. This will be the only direct service linking the Philippines and India.
The PAL A321neo is specially configured for long-haul travel with a total of just 168 seats, 12 Business Class seats that can recline to a fully flat position and 156 Economy Class seats with generous leg room. The aircraft features the latest technology inflight entertainment system with touch screen TV’s and inflight Wi-Fi.
PAL has introduced some very attractive airfares between Auckland and Delhi starting from just NZD949 return for Economy Class and NZD3539 for Business Class. Fares from other New Zealand cities will be available very shortly.
The current schedules mean a day long connection in Manila on the outward leg and PAL will be offering travellers the complimentary use of day room at a hotel near Manila Airport. On the return an overnight stop is required and again Philippine Airlines will offer complimentary overnight hotel accommodation.
For passengers not in a hurry to reach Delhi, the PAL airfares offer a great value plus allows the traveller a great opportunity to explore Manila, often referred to as the Pearl of the Orient. Most New Zealanders will not be familiar with either Manila or the Philippines as either a holiday destination or a stopover point. Passengers can extend their stopover at Manila for no additional airfare if they wish.