SANFan wrote:It's a subscription-only article but I can tell you that the subject of PR to SEA is being discussed in multiple-threads and I assume the referenced article is just some SEA-area catch up. Perhaps you could report what the article states, especially if there are any specific facts regarding such service being confirmed or announced...
(Other U.S. cities are also being considered and discussed. Check a couple of the other Philippine and PAL threads if you're interested in this subject.)
787fan8 wrote:So for now, the route is just speculation. However, given the expansion of foreign carriers at SEA over the past few years, the large Filipino community in the Seattle area, and the fact that the airline will be receiving the A350 later this year, I wouldn't be shocked if we saw an announcement of service by the year's end or in 2019.
So for now, the route is just speculation.
wedgetail737 wrote:PAL had been talking about serving SEA for a few years now. Originally, they anticipated serving both SEA and SAN on a big circle route...when they got an acceptable FAA certification. So I wonder if SAN is also a possibility.
787fan8 wrote:-Sheila Burrus, who is the executive director of the Filipino Community of Seattle community group, says that more than 115,000 Filipinos live in the greater Seattle region, and that the Puget Sound area would be very attractive for the airline.
-The airline would most likely launch the route with the Airbus A350, according to Seattle travel industry analyst Steve Danishek.
So for now, the route is just speculation. However, given the expansion of foreign carriers at SEA over the past few years, the large Filipino community in the Seattle area, and the fact that the airline will be receiving the A350 later this year, I wouldn't be shocked if we saw an announcement of service by the year's end or in 2019.
wedgetail737 wrote:Will the A330-800 have the range? I haven't checked.
Devilfish wrote:Based on the above, I'd go out on a limb and issue my own 'fearless' forecast that PR would launch SEA with this..... .....
wedgetail737 wrote:Will the A330-800 have the range?
PlanesNTrains wrote:At 5789nm, I wouldn't think it'd be a problem.
SANFan wrote:I just know you're a politician, Devil', or you certainly should be!
Devilfish wrote:Only problem would be if the Rollers quit enroute. Though there must be suitable emergency diversion airfields along the North Pacific within ETOPS range.
LAX772LR wrote:How's that even remotely a "problem?"
roadrunner165 wrote:There's plenty of diversion fields along MNL-SEA.
Airline could even do it with only ETOPS120, and still have plenty of options.
Devilfish wrote:PR can use the A338 on some currently unserved cities. The 251T version could even do CEB-SFO or CEB-LAX per Airbus' projection...unsure with what payload though.
SANFan wrote:Hey [I/]Devil'[/I], do you by any chance mean "SAN" instead of "SAD"? Pul-eeeese, we need all the identity and help we can get, that includes not being mistaken for Safford, AZ!
SANFan wrote:In any case, I'm glad to see you (at least TRY to) include San Diego on your map this time!
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