Philippine Airlines had earlier announced the temporary suspension of its flights between Abu Dhabi and Manila. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai:  Philippine Airlines is resuming its nonstop flights between Abu Dhabi and Manila before the end of the year, the carrier confirmed recently.

The flagship carrier said that effective October 31, its direct thrice weekly service will return in order to cope with increased demand.

This after the airline announced in May 2017 the temporary suspension of its service on the route to pave way for “route assessment initiatives.”

“Effective October 31, Philippine Airlines shall resume its nonstop thrice weekly service between Manila and Abu Dhabi after experiencing demand for flights on the route,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline said it continues to operate flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: PR 656, which departs Manila at 11.45am and arrives in Abu Dhabi at 5.45pm and PR 657, which departs Abu Dhabi at 7.30pm and arrives in Manila t 8.50am the next day.

 The largest Filipino carrier serving the UAE market also announced that by the end of the year, passengers will enjoy business class seats.

The bi-class service (business and economy) will be available across all the Middle East routes, “providing passengers on board amenities, free baggage allowance, comfort, convenience and inflight entertainment.”