Philippine Airlines gears up for 50th celebration of Manila-Sydney operations
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is boosting services between Manila and Sydney by shifting to daily flights from the current five weekly frequencies.
Beginning October 25, 2015, flights depart Manila at 10:05PM via PR 211 every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, arriving Sydney at 9:30AM (AUS time) the following day. PR 213 departs Manila at 11AM every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, arriving Sydney at 10:25PM (AUS time)
Flights from Sydney depart at 6:10AM (AUS time) every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday via PR 214 arriving in Manila at 11:25AM. During the rest of the week - Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - flights from Sydney depart at 11:15AM (AUS time) via PR 212, arriving in Manila at 4:30PM.
PAL President & Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said, “A daily frequency with a choice of departure and arrival times provides our passengers the flexibility to seamlessly connect to many cities on PAL’s domestic and international network.”
“Upon arrival in Manila, Australian business and leisure travelers can enjoy a Manila stopover for several days or make a same-day connection on PAL flights to the many travel spots within the Philippine archipelago,” he added.
On PAL flights, passengers experience the trademark service of the national flag carrier –marked by warmth, charm and Filipino hospitality. The in-flight menu is designed to offer a variety of Continental and Filipino cuisine as well as beverage offerings geared towards making the travel experience memorable and relaxing.
The PAL Fiesta Boutique enables passengers to purchase goods onboard – an in- flight amenity most convenient for those who wish to do last minute shopping.
In the meantime, the flag carrier will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Sydney operations on October 6, 2015. PAL’s Manila – based and Australia-based officials will lead a set of anniversary activities to celebrate one of PAL’s longest – running operations which began on October 6, 1965.
PAL President& COO Jaime Bautista, Commercial Group Head, Sr. Vice President David Lim and Vice President for Sales Ryan Uy are slated to fly in from Manila to join the Sydney celebration. They will be joined by PAL Country Manager – Australia Ian Robinson.
Aside from Sydney, PAL’s presence in Australia covers Darwin, Brisbane and Melbourne. Flights to Cairns and Auckland, which will be launched in December this year, marks the expansion of PAL flights in the Oceania region.