Philippine Airlines has denied media speculation suggesting its London-Manila route is set to be suspended in favour of Paris.

The carrier runs five flights a week from Heathrow using new Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

The Philippine flag carrier said: “PAL continues to review and consider possible expansion of new routes in its US network and also continues its services to London, contrary to media reports. 

“Improved passenger loads on the route can be attributed to the premium product supported by PAL’s more aggressive marketing campaign in the UK.

“While there is market clamour for the opening of new routes to the US and Europe and these are under review, PAL remains focused on implementing a well-calibrated program centred on network expansion, fleet modernisation and service innovation.”

The airline operates 57 long-haul frequencies a week to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, Honolulu and Toronto in addition to the London service.