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Philippine Airlines (PAL) is expected to restart flights to Europe on November 4 - ending an absence of 15 years.
Subject to regulatory approval, PAL will launch non-stop flights to Heathrow using B777-300ERs, according to industry website airlineroute.net.
Reservations have already opened on GDSs such as Amadeus and Galileo but, at the time of writing, bookings were not possible on PAL's own website.
Flights will operate five times a week. They are set to depart Manila just after 08.00 to offer an early afternoon arrival into Heathrow on the same day.
The return service is set to depart Heathrow in the late afternoon or early evening, to provide a lunchtime or mid-afternoon arrival back in Manila.
Small timing differences reflect the difficulty PAL has faced in obtaining Heathrow slots at the times it wishes to operate.
PAL configures its two-class B777-300ERs with 42 seats in business class and 328 seats in economy.
As a destination, Manila is not well served from Europe - KLM remains the only European carrier with direct flights to the Philippines. It means that many Europeans access the Philippines via a hub in the Gulf or a Far Eastern gateway, such as Hong Kong.