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UPDATE | 13 SEP 2014: Philippine Airlines have cancelled plans for an expansion to both Brisbane and Perth after the cancellation of the lease of five Boeing 757 aircraft from Shanghai Airlines.
The latest data received from Airport Coordination Australia shows the cancellation of such slots originally applied to begin from 27 October 2014.
UPDATE | 10 JULY 2014: Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer, Ramon S. Ang has confirmed the addition of Perth back onto its route network from 27 October 2014 during a press conference today.
A daily operation will occur as four services will link Manila with Perth directly and the other three via Darwin.
Philippine Airlines will become the 20th international airline to service Perth Airport after Etihad launches direct Abu Dhabi flights this time next week.
09 JUL 14 | PHILIPPINE Airlines is set to reinstate services to and from Perth from the 27th of October this year.
The airline will acquire five 175-seater Boeing 757 aircraft from Chinese carrier, Shanghai Airlines and use them on the Manila route without the need for a stopover in Darwin. The services are planned to operate daily which is three services a week more than their original service which ended in September of last year.
The inbound flight PR216 will arrive into Perth at 4:50am and the return service PR217 back to Manila at 5:50am.
The airline has not confirmed the commencement of such services when contacted for comment. The plan is based on data YPPHUpdates has received via Airport Coordination Australia.
The post will be updated in due course when Philippine Airlines is available for comment.
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