PAL Celebrates Anniversary With New YVR-NYC Route

with B.A.

Manila-based Ryan Uy, V.P. Sales; Eric Tan,
AVP International Passenger Sales; Genaro
Velasquez, SAVP International Sales &
Country Manager for Canada, Allan Coo

l-r: Anthony Mandap, Deputy Consul General,
Philippine Consulate Vancouver; Purification
Molintas, Tourism Attaché & Director,
Philippine Department of Tourism &
PR's Ryan Uy

Philippine pop sensation Erik Santos

“Nothing makes us happier than making you feel at home" is one of the taglines offered by Philippine Airlines. And, at a recent shindig held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, PR representative took the opportunity to extend their hospitality to members of the local travel trade. Some of PAL's Manila-based executives flew in for the event and also in town to introduce herself was Purification Molintas, Tourism Attaché & Director, Philippines Department of Tourism who took on this position in January. Based in SFO, Canada is part of Molintas's portfolio.

Back to the airline's news. On March 15 th, PAL will commemorate its 74 th anniversary by launching service to JFK via YVR. This marks the carrier's much-awaited network expansion to the U.S. east coast.

Using an A340-300 aircraft, it offers 36 seats in Business Class and 218 in Economy. PAL will have full traffic rights between Vancouver and New York.

Also starting on March 15 th, PAL will increase its current daily service between MNL and YVR to 11 flights weekly with 3 departure times from Manila – mid-afternoon, early evening and late evening. The MNL-YYZ sector will add a 4 th weekly flight on Wednesdays.

2015 is 'Visit the Philippines Year' and the DoT promises to double the excitement and fun for festivals, food, history and adventure. For more information, check out visitph2015.com. Heralding the merits of travelling to the Philippines, Molintas talked about the various appealing product mixes on offer including Culture/History, Nature/Adventure and Health/Wellness. She also said that a bottle of beer in the Philippines costs a mere .85¢, a point not lost on attendees.

And the evening wasn't over yet. Filipino pop sensation, Erik Santos, entertained the crowd with his smooth vocals. With a last minute entry visa in hand – he literally received it in the afternoon – Santos, hopped onto the PR flight bound for YVR at 7 p.m. PAL's Country Manager for Canada, Allan Coo took the opportunity to tell guests that this flight leaves pax the entire day free to do anything they want. “Let the Filipinos take you to the Philippines," added Coo.





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