WA Tourism Minister: Philippine Airlines Manila-Perth service to assist WA as 'western gateway'

9 December, 2019

Western Australia's (WA) Tourism Minister Paul Papalia reported (07-Dec-2019) Philippine Airlines' Manila-Perth service, scheduled to commence on 30-Mar-2020 will "help to position WA as Australia's western gateway". Mr Papalia stated the new services "will provide an easier option for Filipinos to visit WA, whether it be to work, study, visit friends and relatives or have a holiday". According to the International Visitor Survey, the number of visitors from the Philippines travelling to WA grew by 34.7% in the year ending Jun-2019. [more - original PR]