CANBERRA, Australia (13 December 2019) – Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega welcomed the announcement of Philippine Airlines (PAL) on the start of regular Perth-Manila and Manila-Perth flights in March 2020. This will be the first ever nonstop air link between the Philippines and Western Australia.
PAL will operate four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starting 30 March 2020. “Australia is the fifth largest source of international visitors in the Philippines and Western Australia is a significant trade and investment partner of the Philippines,” the Ambassador noted. There are at least 35,000 Filipinos in the State of Western Australia and the direct flight will help facilitate further travel and exchanges between the Philippines and the west coast of Australia.
The Ambassador congratulated PAL and Perth Airport on this partnership. PAL is operating nonstop flights between Manila and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and with the opening of the Perth route, PAL now offers a total of nineteen (19) weekly nonstop flights to four Australian destinations. -- END