PAL to increase flights to Melbourne

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Flagship carrier Philippine Airlines has increased the number of flights from Manila to Melbourne weekly to address the “surge in passenger traffic” along such route.

In a statement released late Wednesday, March 7, PAL said beginning June 1, it will increase its Manila-Melbourne flights to five weekly from the current three-flights weekly.

PAL Vice President for Sales Ryan Uy said the increased frequencies to Melbourne will mean more customers from Australia enjoying the reconfigured Airbus A330s.

“We continue to received 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,” he added.

The increased number of flights is one of the many operational improvements after PAL was awarded a four-star rating from Skytrax last February.

At present PAL has 77 destinations across the globe. — Anna Gabriel A. Mogato