PAL will operate the Manila – Perth route four times per week via Darwin, with services on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
“Passengers to and from the Philippines have grown by more than 15% each year for the past five years,” said Perth Airport chief executive officer, Brad Geatches. “The Philippines is now the twelfth most popular international destination to and from Perth, so this new service is very welcome.”
PAL assistant vice president external affairs, Josen Perez de Tagle, said, “Australian passengers can make Manila an ideal gateway to the Philippines’ top travel spots. Take just one example – Boracay Island in Western Visayas is famous for being one of the world’s best beaches. After holidaying in the Philippines, Western Australians can use Manila as a jump off point to popular Asian destinations like Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea.”