Philippine Airlines starts second Los Angeles service

Mactan Cebu International Airport celebrated the launch of Philippine Airlines’ new thrice-weekly service to Los Angeles with a splendid Hollywood-themed cake, complete with spotlights, freeways and a version of the famous Hollywood sign. Preparing to cut the cake are: Andrew Acquaah-Harrison, Chief Executive Advisor, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation; Rowena Lu Montecillo, Regional Director, Department of Tourism Regional 7; Ryan T. Uy, VP Sales, Philippine Airlines; Harry D. Inoferio, SAVP Sales Philippines, Philippine Airlines; and Chris Lebumfacil, Area Head for Visayas Sales and Services, Philippine Airlines.

  • Philippine Airlines on 15 March began thrice-weekly flights between Cebu (CEB) and Los Angeles (LAX). The 11,801-kilometre sector will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using the carrier’s A340-300s. No other carrier operates non-stop between the two airports. The airline now serves 14 destinations non-stop from Cebu including other international services to Japan (Nagoya, Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Narita) and South Korea (Seoul Incheon). Philippine Airlines already serves the Californian airport 11 times weekly from Manila with a mix of A340-300s and 777-300s. According to OAG Schedules Analyser data Cebu becomes the 21st Asian destination to be served non-stop from Los Angeles’ LAX Airport. These destinations are spread across eight countries. See how Cebu Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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