Philippine Airlines (PAL) is expected to start flying to Perth, Western Australia in February.
Airline officials have been in Perth talking to service suppliers on proposed A320 services operating Perth-Darwin-Manila with a start-up as soon as 18 February.
Services by Philippine Airlines using this route were first proposed some 25 years ago. Presumably, aviation economics have improved since then.
The Philippines is reasonably popular with Western Australians for both business and leisure. A direct air service will help.