Philippine Airlines is starting flights to three new destinations in Australia from June 2013. The carrier is now offering tickets on services to Darwin, Perth and Brisbane, in addition to the operator’s flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
Philippine Airlines Unveils New Australia Flights
Offering added options to fliers seeking airline tickets to travel between Philippines and Australia, Philippine Airlines (PAL) has decided to expand its presence in Australia. The carrier is offering new flights to Darwin, Perth and Brisbane, from June 1, 2013.
These new routes will bring the number of PAL’s flight services to Australia to five. Sydney and Melbourne are other Australian cities for where the airline offers air tickets to. Philippines’ flag carrier now offers tickets for 39 international destinations.
“The new connections are envisioned to increase passenger traffic between the Philippines and Australia and strengthen bilateral ties between both countries. Return flights from these cities make Manila an ideal gateway to popular Asian destinations like Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea and a jump-off point to the country‘s top travel spots,” PAL president Ramon Ang was quoted in media reports.
The operator is serving the Manila-Perth-Manila service via Darwin four times weekly. The Manila-Brisbane-Manila service via Darwin is thrice weekly. While the carrier’s flights to Darwin and Perth are its first, air services to Brisbane is PAL’s third return to the city.
Passengers looking to book tickets for these routes will have the option of 7,400 seats a week with PAL. The rise in the number of seats and the resultant increase in the volume of air tickets will work well for the nationals of both the countries. Additionally, it is going to impact leisure vacationers looking for tickets on indirect Australia flights with a stopover in Manila.