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Philippines Airlines to add two European routes

Philippines Airlines will be adding two more destinations to its itinerary in Europe. The airline, which received permission from the authorities to resume flights in the European Union (EU) will directly connect Philippines with Europe. It plans to launch new service by the end of year 2013.

Ismael Augusto Gozon, Senior Vice President of Operations for Philippine Airlines hinted that the airline would fly to two countries in Europe by this year-end. He said that the carrier plans to operate Airbus A340 or Boeing 777 for direct flights on these routes.

The airline is expected to start service to one of the destinations from London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, or Madrid. It is good news for the travelers from the country who will be able to book Philippines Airlines flights to Europe post the carrier’s hiatus on the route.

Earlier the EU lifted the ban on its services across Europe on July 12, 2013. The airline will have to start from the scratch but is determined to fly to these destinations before this year ends. London continues to be one of the prime focus cities for the airline, and it is pushing hard to launch flights to this city in December 2013.

The airline recently announced that it was shifting focus on international long haul routes and that its domestic operations will be looked after by its subsidiary PAL Express.