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PR Launches 3 New Australian Destinations  
User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 692 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Hugely rumored for the past few months, Philippine Airlines has officially announced new services from Manila to Brisbane and Perth, both via Darwin, from June 1.

Quoted from QF175 in the Australian Aviation Thread #69:

Quote:
BRISBANE
All services operate via Darwin with A320s

MNL/BNE 2205/0920+1 PR221 Mon/Wed/Sat
BNE/MNL 1010/1800 PR222 Tue/Thu/Sun

DARWIN
All services operate with A320s

MNL/DRW 2205/0400+1 PR221 Mon/Wed/Sat
MNL/DRW 2225/0420+1 PR219 Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat
DRW/MNL 1500/1800 PR220 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
DRW/MNL 1500/1800 PR222 Tue/Thu/Sun

PERTH
All services operate via Darwin with A320s

MNL/PER 2225/0750+1 Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun
PER/MNL 0850/1800 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat

SOURCE - Philippine Airlines International Timetable

Fares are not yet bookable through Philippineairlines.com, however are available for booking via the likes of Zuji et al.

Fantastic to see such rapid expansion down under. I wish PR well with these new flights. I'm very surprised PER is getting more frequency than BNE, seeing as PR used to operate to BNE until 2010.

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User currently offlinediesel33 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Quoting Ben175 (Thread starter):
PER is getting more frequency than BNE, seeing as PR used to operate to BNE until 2010.

I would've thought that Brisbane would get 4 weekly as well. Maybe it has to do with QF (1x weekly?) and their service to Manila from Brisbane? Either way, very exciting news!

I think it's funny that out of all five cities that Philippine Airlines will be flying to, Darwin, the smallest city, will be the only one to have daily flights to Manila.


User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Quoting diesel33 (Reply 1):
I think it's funny that out of all five cities that Philippine Airlines will be flying to, Darwin, the smallest city, will be the only one to have daily flights to Manila.

That's quite funny!

I'm a little confused on the target market for the PER flights, considering I don't think the Filipino community here is extremely large. But the technical stop outlines that this flight is targeting O&D primarily. Being in an A320 for nearly 10 hours isn't going to be very fun either!


User currently offlinediesel33 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Quoting Ben175 (Reply 2):
Being in an A320 for nearly 10 hours isn't going to be very fun either!

I was thinking the same thing. However, if they are allowed to deplane in Darwin, then I don't think it will be too bad. Even with the stop, it will still be the fastest way between Manila and Perth. But like you said, the market in Perth isn't that large and how often are they going to/from the Philippines? I'm interested to see what their insights into the market are...


User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4831 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Quoting Ben175 (Reply 2):
But the technical stop outlines that this flight is targeting O&D primarily. Being in an A320 for nearly 10 hours isn't going to be very fun either!
Quoting diesel33 (Reply 3):
However, if they are allowed to deplane in Darwin, then I don't think it will be too bad. Even with the stop, it will still be the fastest way between Manila and Perth.

Being the nearest city to MNL comfortably within the A320's full payload range, DRW is the most logical Oz entry and jump-off point to the other cities, and thus would get the most number of flights.....

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http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=mnl+-+d...per%2Fbne%2Fmel%2Fsyd&MS=wls&DU=nm


A bit different if/when PR will fly their newly ordered A333s direct to MEL or SYD (just like they're doing now with 77W, A333 and A343).

Entitlements for flights into less beaten tracks could be part of a policy to focus migration on less populated areas to stimulate the economy.



[Edited 2013-03-01 11:18:45]


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User currently offlineCityAirline From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Vet interesting indeed! Growing from two to five Australian destinations just like that. I hope they perform well on their new markers.

Quoting Ben175 (Reply 2):

Well don't forget that 190,000 non-Filipino Australians visited the Philippines last year, and this number has grown by 44% the last three years, and I believe the department of tourism are aiming at a continuation of this.
For example, Australians were the fifth largest international source of tourists last year at the Island resort of Boracay.

/Alex



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User currently offlineqantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting Ben175 (Reply 2):
I'm a little confused on the target market for the PER flights, considering I don't think the Filipino community here is extremely large.

what is it that confuses you? I'll give you the tip...shortage of skilled workers! lots of Filipino workers who are in the construction and mining fields.



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User currently offlineeaglefarm4 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

BNE is a resumption of flights.PR have flown here twice before.


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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7186 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Would be good if you could use PR to fly PER-DRW-BNE or something....dreams are free..

User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5571 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Quoting qantas077 (Reply 6):
I'll give you the tip...shortage of skilled workers!

Also, as previously mentioned, tourism.

Between Australian tourists and Filipino workers I'm sure that they can make these flights work. I'm looking forward to seeing them at BNE!



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User currently offlineflyingdoc787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

I really hope that PAL would try to develop MNL as a connecting hub. MNL has a good location for connections between Australia and Japan/Korea/China/Taiwan/(some) SE Asia. The timings for these flights allow for only a few good connections to/from Asian destinations, given PAL's current timings (e.g. HKG, PEK, BKK, but not TPE, PVG, ICN, or SGN, for example).

[Edited 2013-03-02 17:42:53]

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting diesel33 (Reply 3):
I was thinking the same thing. However, if they are allowed to deplane in Darwin, then I don't think it will be too bad. Even with the stop, it will still be the fastest way between Manila and Perth. But like you said, the market in Perth isn't that large and how often are they going to/from the Philippines? I'm interested to see what their insights into the market are...

Indeed a long haul in an A320, I would not want to be the middle seat guy in Y. When you look at the map, DRW does look to be a perfect spot to enter Australia, too bad PR isn't going to use DRW as a transfer hub. However that still would add one extra stop to an itinerary, ie... PER-DRW-MNL-YVR-YYZ when one can go PER-DXB-YYZ all on a widebody too. I wish the best for PR, and they are successful in this endeavour. Also, if a PR A320 goes tech in PER, that is a long way from home.



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