Perth will be PAL’s fourth Australian destination
Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch regular Perth-Manila and Manila-Perth services starting from March 27, 2023, linking the Western Australia and the Philippines with nonstop flights for the first time.
The new PAL nonstop flights will allow travelers to reach Manila in just seven (7) hours, saving them four to six hours in travel time compared to flying via other airlines that require a stopover and flight connections in a third country.
Starting March 27, 2023, the three weekly PAL services will operate every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Travelers will fly on PAL’s long-range Airbus A321neo aircraft, featuring full-flat Business Class seats and a spacious Economy cabin designed for maximum comfort with individual entertainment systems in each seat.
The PR 224 Perth-Manila flights will depart from Perth’s Terminal 1 International at 8:30 AM local time and land in Manila at 3:50 PM. Flight PR 223 Manila-Perth service will depart from Manila at 12:05 AM local time and arrive in Perth Airport at 7:15 AM.
“We are delighted to say, ‘Mabuhay, Perth!’ as we expand our network to Western Australia,” said Philippine Airlines President & COO Captain Stanley K. Ng. “The new nonstop flights give Philippine Airlines and travel partners a great opportunity to promote the Philippines as a prime tourist and business destination for travelers in Western Australia. Likewise, we invite Filipinos to do business in Perth or visit family members while discovering this dynamic Australian region and building new friendships.”
Citing a “win for Western Australia business, tourism and exports”, Perth Airport Chief Executive Office Kevin Brown said: “This exciting new route will inject more than 52,000 seats into the market each year. We’re keen to see more Filipino students choose to study in Perth to help the education sector as well as our tourism and hospitality markets. The same is true in reverse. With more than 7,000 islands and amazing beaches on offer, the Philippines also offers Western Australians an attractive holiday destination.”
“I wish to congratulate Philippine Airlines and Perth Airport on the launch of the nonstop flight between Manila and Perth. The Philippines has a strong relationship with the State of Western Australia given our trade, investment and people to people connections. I look forward to more opportunities to reinforce this relationship with the help of Philippine Corporate Communications Department, 5th Floor, PNB Financial Center, Diosdado Macapagal Ave., CCP Complex, Pasay City Airlines,” said Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega.
Philippine Airlines operates the largest network of Australia-Philippines flights. Perth is PAL’s fourth Australian gateway, joining Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, all of which are served with nonstop flights using Airbus A330 and A321neo aircraft. PAL offers a total of 20 weekly flights to Manila from Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The first-ever direct flights between Perth and Manila will help stimulate business and holiday travel of Australians to the Philippines, as well as Filipinos visiting the western regions of the Australian continent. Australia is the Philippines’ third largest source of tourist visitors, with more than 89,000 Australians visiting the Philippines in 2022 thus far.
PAL’s service provides new connectivity via the airline’s Manila hub for passengers traveling to Cebu, Davao and other key Philippine destinations, and beyond Manila to Los Angeles, Bangkok, Hong Kong and points in Japan.
“The schedule into Manila will maximize the opportunity to connect to some incredible Philippines destinations, including Cebu and Davao, as well as making the most of Philippine Airlines’ extensive network throughout Asia and beyond to the USA,” said Mr. Brown of Perth Airport.
Travelers may avail of the best fares and promotional rates by logging on to www.philippineairlines.com, the PAL mobile app or by visiting their preferred travel agent.
About Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the Philippines’ flag carrier and only full-service network airline. PAL was the first commercial airline in Asia and celebrated its 81st anniversary in March 2022. PAL’s young fleet of Boeing 777s, Airbus A350s, Airbus A330s, Airbus A320s/A321s, and De Havilland DHC-8-400 Next Generation aircraft operate out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark and Davao to 32 destinations in the Philippines and 32 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, and the Middle East. PAL was rated a 4-Star Global Airline by Skytrax in 2018 and was voted the World’s Most Improved Airline in the 2019 Skytrax worldwide passenger survey with a ranking of 30th best airline in the world.