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Philippine Airlines to launch direct Manila Perth route

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Perth, Western Australia, will soon become the airline’s fourth Australian destination, Philippine Airlines has announced.

Beginning on March 27, 2023, the national carrier of the Philippines will operate direct services between Perth Airport (PER) and Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).

According to Philippine Carriers’ announcement, the direct route will save passengers 4-6 hours compared to other airlines that call for a layover and flight connections in a third country, with a flight time of roughly 7 hours.

The airline’s long-range Airbus A321neo fleet will be used for the three-times per-week service, which will run on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

“We are delighted to say, ‘Mabuhay, Perth!’ as we expand our network to Western Australia,” Philippine Airlines president & COO Stanley K. Ng said in a statement.

He added: “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.”

Data from 2021 indicates that there are about 408,000 people in Perth who were born in the Philippines.

he Manila – Perth return services are expected to operate the following schedules:

  • PR 223 departs Manila at 00:25 local time and arrives in Perth at 07:15 local time the following day
  • PR 224 departs Perth at 08:30 local time and lands in Manila at 15:50 local time the same day
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