Philippine Airlines announced a new direct Perth-Manila service. The non-stop service will commence in March 2020 with four flights each week.
Perth Airport Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brown said the new service between Perth and Manila was a win for WA business, tourism and exports, and would inject an additional 70,000 seats into the market.
“We had already been able to add around 400,000 seats of capacity into Perth over the past 12 months from our key Asian markets. We think the direct service has the potential to tip the numbers even more in favour of in-bound passengers which will be great for tourism and hospitality and the international education market,” he added.
“With more than 7,000 islands and amazing beaches on offer, the Philippines is also an attractive holiday destination for West Australians, with 20,000 people visiting last year.”
Philippine Airlines will operate four flights a week on an new Airbus A321neo, which has 12 business class seats and 156 economy seats, departing Manila at 12.05am and arriving in Perth at 7.20am. The flight will then leave Perth at 8.40am and land in Manila at 3.50pm.
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