List of Nonstop Flights between USA and Philippines including United Airlines Direct Flights to Manila from SFO in OCT 2023


Good news for Filipinos and other travelers flying between the US and Philippines. United Airlines announced its first-ever nonstop service to the Philippines from the mainland USA, as part of its network expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. The airline is going to launch its nonstop flights to Manila from USA this fall. With this, United is all set to become the only US airline to fly direct to the Philippines. (At present, the airline operates flights to Manila from the U.S. territory of Guam and the island country of Palau.)

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Starting 29 October 2023, United Airlines will be operating daily nonstop flights from San Francisco to Manila. The airline will deploy the largest aircraft in its fleet, Boeing 777-300ER, to operate its transpacific route to Manila. This wide-body aircraft offers 60 business class seats, 24 seats in premium economy cabin, and 266 seats in the economy class. Travelers booking United’s business class tickets to Manila will have access to the airline lounge at departing airport.

As of now, Philippine Airlines – the flag carrier of the Philippines – enjoys an unrivalled presence in the US-Philippines travel corridor with nonstop flights to Manila from four US cities. Very soon, United Airlines’ entry into the nonstop market will provide air travelers with a second option other than Philippine Airlines.

What are the nonstop flights between USA and Philippines?

At present, Philippine Airlines is the only airline operating nonstop flights from USA to Philippines. The airline flies nonstop from four US cities to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), the main international gateway to the Philippines. Here are the details of all the upcoming and existing nonstop flights from USA to Manila, the Philippines.

  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Manila (MNL) by Philippine Airlines
    • Average flight time: 14 to 15 hours
    • Frequency: Double daily flights
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Manila (MNL) by Philippine Airlines
    • Average flight time: 14 h 45 min
    • Frequency: Daily flights
  • New York (JFK) – Manila (MNL) by Philippine Airlines
    • Average flight time: 17 hours
    • Frequency: Four flights a week
  • Honolulu (HNL) – Manila (MNL) by Philippine Airlines
    • Average flight time: 11 hours
    • Frequency: Five flights a week
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Manila (MNL) by United Airlines (29 October, 2023)
    • Frequency: Daily flights

Since the pre-pandemic times, demand has been on the rise for nonstop flights to Manila from Chicago, Seattle, and Texas where there is a sizable Filipino population. Understandably, nonstop Seattle, Chicago, and Houston to Manila flights are highly anticipated as the Philippine Government is looking forward to expanding air connectivity with the US in order to make long-haul travel comfortable for Filipinos and American travelers.

Whether you choose to fly nonstop or prefer connecting flights, you can stop by for cheap flight tickets to Cebu, Manila, and Clark City., a trusted travel-booking partner of Filipinos in America, offers Philippines Airlines’ low fare deals for USA to Manila travel.


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