Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is launching regular nonstop flights between Manila and Perth, Australia later this month.
At a media luncheon for PAL’s 82nd anniversary celebration in Manila on Wednesday, PAL president and COO Captain Stanley Ng announced starting March 27, 2023, the flag carrier will fly nonstop directly to Perth.
The direct flight is seen to save travelers four to six hours in going to Perth which requires stopover and flight connections in a third country via other airlines.
The PR 223 Manila-Perth service will depart from Manila at 12:05 a.m. local time and arrive in Perth Airport at 7:15 a.m.
Flight PR 224 Perth-Manila will depart from Perth’s Terminal 1 International at 8:30 a.m. local time and land in Manila at 3:50 p.m.
The Manila-Perth-Manila service will run every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Ng also said PAL is introducing nonstop flights linking Kalibo, Aklan with Seoul Incheon in South Korea starting in April 2023, a new regional service targeting tourists visiting Boracay and the Central Philippines.
The new route will complement recently expanded PAL flights between Clark and Seoul.
The flag carrier is also building up daily flights to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jinjiang, and Xiamen this April, while increasing service to Beijing to six weekly flights in May.
PAL is likewise resuming regular flights between Manila and Macau this April, completing a major expansion of services to eight cities in Greater China.
The flag carrier now offers a combined 42 weekly flights to Hong Kong and Taipei from Manila. —VAL, GMA Integrated News