Ends flight September 18
17 July 2013
|Toronto become the first casualty of the European migration policy of
Philippine Airlines as it announced termination of its Toronto service
effective September 18, 2013.|
The airline said it has no choice but to sack the east coast flight because it wont have the aircraft to service the destination after opening of European Airspace.
PAL recently launched services between Manila and Toronto on November 30, 2012 as its first gateway to the East Coast of North America in 15 years, since they shut down their New York operation in 1997.
Flights to Vancouver however will remain on daily basis and most likely be downgraded to an Airbus 340-300 service.
The airline said they will be redeploying all its Boeing triple seven to Europe. Triple seven services to Japan and Australia are likewise redeployed to be replace by new generation Airbus330-300 aircraft in October.
One destination such as Amsterdam requires two aircraft for daily rotation. Previously, PAL said they will start flying to Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, London, and Rome.