Photo by Jener Gaerlan - Philippine PlaneSpotters Group (PPSG)
          Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is preparing for its return to Europe after receiving positive feedback from Brussels.

          The European Commission may lift the ban on Philippine Airlines from their blacklist this July. This means that PAL would be able to mount flights to european countries again.

          PAL also recently leased four (4) units of the Airbus A340-300. The airline already received two of the four.

          According to the airline, they have already applied for flights to London and already have an office there.

          PAL flights to London - Heathrow will be operated by Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi in a codeshare agreement. This will begin on October 1 which also marks the beginning of PAL flights to Abu Dhabi.

           PAL will also have direct flights to London via Gatwick Airport. This is due to limited slots at Heathrow Airport. London - Gatwick Airport is the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom with over 30 airlines flying to domestic and international destinations.

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