Beginning today, January 14, PAL will operate an initial once weekly flight every Saturday to Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport.
“We are gearing up for the resumption of regular passenger flights to Mainland China – helping pave the way for the full restoration of our pre-pandemic flight frequencies. By adding Guangzhou to our roster of operated flights, we are connecting to the world’s second largest economy and enhancing friendly ties between China and the Philippines,” PAL Vice President for Network Planning Christoph Gaertner said.
The PAL flights to and from Guangzhou offer travelers early morning departures every Saturday, departing Manila at 03:35 AM, arriving in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport at 06:10 AM. While from Guangzhou, flight departs every Saturday at 08:40 AM, arriving in Manila at 11:10 AM (there will be adjusted timings starting January 28, 2023 – PR 383 departure will be at 07:10 AM, arriving in Manila at 09:35 AM)
For the Guangzhou route, the flag carrier will deploy Airbus A330-300 (capacity: 309 to 363 seats) and Airbus A321ceo aircraft (capacity: 199 seats).
As part of a gradual restoration of services to Mainland China, PAL also resumed flying between Manila and Xiamen in January 13, initially with one flight per week.
For its calibrated step by step resumption of flights to the Chinese mainland, PAL is working closely with Chinese and Philippine health and aviation authorities to ensure the highest level of health safety protections for travelers.
Meanwhile, starting March 27, the three weekly nonstop Manila-Perth direct PAL services will operate every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Travelers will fly on PAL’s long-range Airbus A321neo aircraft, featuring full-flat Business Class seats and a spacious Economy cabin designed for maximum comfort with individual entertainment systems in each seat.
The new PAL direct flights will allow travelers to reach Perth in just seven (7) hours, saving them four to six hours in travel time compared to flying via other airlines that require a stopover and flight connections in a third country.
The PR 223 Manila-Perth service will depart from Manila at 12:05 AM local time and arrive in Perth Airport at 7:15 AM. Flight PR 224 Perth-Manila will depart from Perth’s Terminal 1 International at 8:30 AM local time and land in Manila at 3:50 PM.
“We are delighted to say, ‘Mabuhay, Perth!’ as we expand our network to Western Australia,” said Philippine Airlines President & COO Captain Stanley K. Ng. “The new nonstop flights give Philippine Airlines and travel partners a great opportunity to promote the Philippines as a prime tourist and business destination for travelers in Western Australia. Likewise, we invite Filipinos to do business in Perth or visit family members while discovering this dynamic Australian region and building new friendships.”
Philippine Airlines operates the largest network of flights between the Philippines and Australia. Perth is PAL’s fourth Australian gateway, joining Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, all of which are served with nonstop flights using Airbus A330 and A321neo aircraft. PAL offers a total of 20 weekly direct flights to Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
PAL’s service provides new connectivity via the airline’s Manila hub for Perth-bound passengers traveling from Los Angeles, Bangkok, Hong Kong and points in Japan, as well as from Cebu, Davao and other key Philippine destinations.