Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Philippine Airlines Expands its Australia Network

Fliers who regularly seek air tickets to travel between Philippines and Australia have been given a reason to rejoice by Philippine Airlines (PAL). The carrier has decided to expand its network in Australia, and from June 1 2013, the airline is offering new flights to Darwin, Perth and Brisbane. The rise in the number of PAL’s flights to the land down under brings total connections to Australia to five. Sydney and Melbourne are other Australian cities for where fliers can book tickets with the Philippines’ flag carrier. In terms of global network, the airline now offers tickets for 39 international destinations.  

PAL President Ramon Ang is hopeful that with the rise in the number of connections between Philippines and Australia, the bilateral ties between the two countries will only be strengthened. He also pointed out that return flights from Australia will make Manila an ideal gateway among those who seek tickets on flights to popular Asian destinations like Hong Kong, China, Japan and Korea. 

The carrier is now serving the Manila-Perth-Manila service via Darwin four times in a week. The Manila-Brisbane-Manila service via Darwin will be offered thrice weekly. While the operator’s flights to Darwin and Perth are its maiden ventures, newly announced operations to Brisbane marked PAL’s third return to the city.

Travellers hoping to secure air tickets with PAL for these routes will have the option of 7,400 seats, each week. The mount in the volume of seats and the consequential swell in the number of air tickets available on flights are surely going to put smiles on the faces of nationals in both the countries and other fliers.