Philippine Airlines is increasing flights between Manila and Melbourne amidst the surge of passenger traffic along the route.
Beginning June 1 this year, the flag carrier will operate five weekly Manila-Melbourne frequencies from the current thrice weekly service. The additional flights form part of several operational enhancements being undertaken by the airline.
Philippine Airlines Vice President for Sales Ryan Uy said: “The new frequency to Melbourne would enable Aussies to maximize the benefits of the domestic and international hub of PAL which currently offers a combined total of 77 destinations. Passengers will get to enjoy our newly reconfigured Airbus A330’s with new lie-flat business class, new premium economy and new economy seats.
“We continue to receive positive reviews about our new business class seats. Passenger loads between Melbourne and Manila have been consistently in the high 80s, while Sydney-Manila has been in the high 80s to 90s since we utilized the A330 tri-class for the equally popular route.”
On March 28, the Manila-based airline will shift to a thrice-weekly non-stop service between Manila and Brisbane, operated with Airbus A340 aircraft.