Philippine Airlines’ final Perth service – 2 September 2013

RP-C8619 Airbus A320-214 (MSN 5315) of Philippine Airlines (leased from AWAS) at Perth Airport – Mon 2 September 2013.
RP-C8619 Airbus A320-214 (MSN 5315) of Philippine Airlines (leased from AWAS) at Perth Airport – Mon 2 September 2013.
**FINAL PHILIPPINE AIRLINES SERVICE TO PERTH**
The PR219/PR220 service from Manila via Darwin to Perth started on 3 June 2013, but on 8 August 2013, the airline announced that the service was to cease, with the last service operated today.
Flight PR219 is seen landing for the final time on runway 03 at 08:15 (25 minutes late).
Photo © David Eyre
RP-C8619 Airbus A320-214 (MSN 5315) of Philippine Airlines (leased from AWAS) at Perth Airport – Mon 2 September 2013.
RP-C8619 Airbus A320-214 (MSN 5315) of Philippine Airlines (leased from AWAS) at Perth Airport – Mon 2 September 2013.
**FINAL PHILIPPINE AIRLINES SERVICE FROM PERTH**
The PR219/PR220 service between Manila and Perth via Darwin started on 3 June 2013, but on 8 August 2013 the airline announced that the service was to cease, with the last service operated today.
Flight PR220 is seen here taking off from runway 03 at 09:39 (scheduled time of departure was 08:50) for the final departure to Darwin and then Manila.
Photo © David Eyre

2 September 2013 © David Eyre

Philippine Airlines today operated their final Perth service.

The PR219/PR220 service which used Airbus A320 aircraft, operated from Manila via Darwin and return, providing the quickest route between Perth and the Philippines, with total flight time of around 8 hours 25 minutes, plus one hour on the ground at Darwin.

The final service was operated today by Airbus A320 RP-C8619 (MSN 5315), which landed on runway 03 as flight PR219 at 08:15 (scheduled time of arrival was 07:50). It took off from runway 03 at 09:39 (scheduled time of departure was 08:50), as flight PR220.

The first service arrived in Perth on 3 June 2013, using Airbus A320 RP-C8612 (MSN 3553). At the time, Perth Airport reported that passengers to and from the Philippines had grown by more than 15% each year for the past five years, and that the Philippines was now the 12th most popular international destination to and from Perth. More than 36,000 Philippine nationals visited Western Australia in 2012. Resorts such as Boracay in the Philippines are becoming popular with Australian tourists, and Philippine Airlines was promoting Western Australia as an attractive tourist and business destination for Filipinos. It was also mentioned that if passenger traffic grew sufficiently, larger aircraft such as the Airbus A330 would be used for direct services between Manila and Perth.

As reported on AviationWA on 8 August 2013, Philippine Airlines announced that the service would cease, with the final service operated today.

Schedule was: MON/WED/FRI/SAT: PR219 Arr Perth 07:50 / PR220 Dep Perth 08:50.

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David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

One thought on “Philippine Airlines’ final Perth service – 2 September 2013

  • October 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm
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    Dear Readers

    ( Why ??? that is the question I ask you )
    My wife and I travel to the to Manila we both live in Pampanga and we also travel to Bacolod, Australia wants an airline that goes straight to the Philippines, Why would you fly to Singapore and stay there for 20 hours and then travel to Manila.
    I would rather travel 8 hours with 1 stop over.
    Bring back the Philippine airlines to western Australia.

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