Sunday, 28 January 2018

Philippine Airlines upsizes Manila - Brisbane sector

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES A330-343 RP-C8784 (CN 1467)      File Photo

As mentioned on this blog on the 30th December 2017 (under Philippine pulls out of Darwin) Philippine Airlines will be dropping the Darwin sector on the Manila - Darwin - Brisbane flight late March, and at the time the aircraft was being upgraded from their A320 to their new Airbus A321NEO. A statement released by Philippine Airlines shows the airline will now upgrade the aircraft to an Airbus A340.
The Manila - Brisbane flights will operate four times weekly, utilizing the 254-seat Airbus A340 aircraft initially, and will be replaced by the brand new Airbus A321 NEOs aircraft later in the first half of 2018.
PR 221 leaves Manila at 11:30PM every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and arrives in Brisbane at 9:20AM local time the following day, every Thursday, Saturday Sunday.
The return flight PR 222 departs Brisbane at 11AM local time Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and touches down in Manila at 5PM on the same day.  Effective May 1, Philippine will operate the fourth weekly frequency every Tuesday. 
PR221 will leave Manila at 12:55AM on Tuesday and arrives in Brisbane at 10:45AM local time on the same day. The return flight, PR222, will depart Brisbane at 12 Noon local time on Tuesday and touches down in Manila at 6PM the same  day. 

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