Cake-cutting ceremony was performed by Philippine Airlines' Alberto Lina, Board of Directors; Felix Cruz, VP Marketing Support; Councillor Bonnie Crombie; and Howard Eng, President and CEO, GTAA, in celebration of the airline’s arrival to the Canadian airport.
- Philippine Airlines launched flights on a pioneering route from Manila (MNL) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) on 30 November. Thrice-weekly services on the 13,200-kilometre route will be operated with the airline’s 777-300ER non-stop on the outbound leg and via Vancouver on the way back. The airline’s President, Ramon Ang, said: “There has long been a big clamour from our customers in Toronto and all along Canada’s eastern seaboard, particularly the large Filipino community, for a Philippine Airlines service to their part of the country. We heard them loud and clear, and are excited to develop our presence in Toronto.” Notably, within a day of the launch the airline announced it was increasing frequencies on the route to daily beginning on 17 January.