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PHILIPPINE AIRLINES Announces New Perth Services

Our friends at Philippine Airlines have announced the commencement of direct flights to Perth from March 2020.

The non-stop service will commence with four flights each week, injecting an additional 70,000 seats into the market.

“We’re thrilled that another airline is about enter the West Australian market.”

Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource in Fremantle.

“The new flights are well-timed schedule into Manila, meaning travellers from Perth can connect to domestic destinations in the Philippines and the airline’s extensive network throughout Asia and beyond,” added Lisa.

Perth Airport Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brown said, “We had already been able to add around 400,000 new seats of capacity into Perth over the past 12 months from our key Asian markets. The Manila route builds on that momentum.”

The airline will operate the service on a A321 Neo which has 168 seats, including 12 fully-flat Business class seats.

PR223 and PR224 will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday arriving into Perth at 7.20am before departing again at 8.40am.

The first flight is scheduled for 30 March 2020.

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WE KNOW: Perth’s Newest Hotel – The Adnate

The newest hotel in the Art Series collection opens its doors in Perth from 01 October 2019, and Craig Webber from The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource was invited inside for a sneak-peek.

The Adnate will be the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art and heralds the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia.

Here’s what he had to say about this landmark hotel property.

“Even with just the one room available for inspection, it’s clear that The Adnate is going to make its mark on the Perth hotel scene. The lead-in room category is really roomy and, with floor-to-ceiling windows, the views of Perth’s CBD and Kings Park are stunning.”

The Adnate is named after renowned Australian street artist, Matt Adnate, and features a 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on its east-facing wall.

The imposing mural will be one of the world’s tallest and will bring a striking new artistic feature to Perth’s CBD.

The Adnate is named after renowned Australian street artist, Matt Adnate, and features a 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on its east-facing wall. The imposing mural will be one of the world’s tallest and will bring a striking new artistic feature to Perth’s CBD.

In addition to a vast array of Matt’s art, the hotel features:

  • 250 contemporary guest rooms
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • A centerpiece pool area
  • 24-hour reception
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Cafe
  • Complimentary art tours

A new state-first food and beverage destination will also be serving exciting cuisine and what the hotel hopes are the city’s best cocktails.

Ask us about our great opening special rates at The Adnate from just $179 per night for stays between 01 October 2019 and 30 March 2020.

But hurry! This is a limited time offer only.

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A NEW WA GATEWAY: Kununurra

A new direct air service from Australia’s east coast to Kununurra is set to slash flight times and unlock new tourism opportunities for the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Exploring the Gibb River Road.

Alliance Airlines will operate a minimum of 40 direct flights between Melbourne and Kununurra in a code-share arrangement with Virgin Australia.

“We’re really excited about Alliance’s Melbourne-Kununurra services. The Kimberley region is an astonishing part of Australia”, said Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource in Fremantle.

The flights will begin in May 2020, to complement the start of Kununurra’s tourism season, including the 20th anniversary of the annual Ord Valley Muster.

Image: Lake Argyle. Credit: David Bettini.

The area is renowned for its natural wonders including Lake Argyle, the waterfalls of the Mitchell Plateau, the landscapes along the Gibb River Road, and the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park.

The flights will help boost visitors to this unique part of Western Australia with up to three return flights a week operating between May and August.

Image: Helicopter joy flight over Lake Argyle. Credit: Tourism Western Australia.

A one way flight between Melbourne and Kununurra is expected to take approximately four hours with flights on sale in the coming months.

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Just Back From: New York

Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource in Fremantle, has just returned from The Big Apple, experiencing the world’s longest flight—Singapore to Newark—along the way.

“It was a remarkably painless journey considering its 18-hour duration”, reports Lisa.

Departing Perth aboard Singapore Airlines flight SQ214 (operated by a Boeing 777), Lisa transited through Singapore Changi Airport before boarding flight SQ22 to Newark.

SQ22 is operated by one of the airline’s new Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

“The A350 is a fabulous aircraft”, says Lisa.

Interestingly, as this aircraft operates on ultra-long routes, it boasts an all-premium layout, configured with 67 Business Class and 94 Premium Economy seats.

Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy seat.

The 28 inch wide Business Class seats transform into a comfortable 78 inch long bed. That’s nearly two metres long, or six-foot-five in the old money.

“Departing Singapore a little before 1.00am, I slept a solid eight hours in SQ’s super-comfortable business class bed. Waking up, I had some refreshments, watched a movie, and we were just three hours from Newark. It was surreal—the world’s longest flight was over in no time”, adds Lisa.

We’re pleased to report that the Singapore Airlines crew delivered the warm welcome and level of service they’re famous for. Likewise, Lisa couldn’t fault the in-flight amenities, service, complimentary WiFi, the Business Class seat and fully flat bed.

 

“SQ came with the usual amazing service, product and friendly staff. Upon arrival into Newark Airport at 5.00am we breezed through customs in 10 minutes, tops—probably the easiest and most streamlined trip I’ve had in some time”, says Lisa.

And what about New York itself?

“New York at Christmas time and for New Year is not for the faint-hearted. We made our way there for a family holiday and it is the busiest week on the calendar for tourists, so you have to be prepared. Prepared to queue and wait everywhere you go as there are literally thousands of people at every intersection. But it is still the most amazing city to visit, and seems so much closer now with only one-stop from Perth”, says Lisa.

Her Top Tip?

Book your tickets to everything you want to see and do in New York before you leave home!

Sounds like good advice to us, and certainly something we can help you with next time the Big Apple calls.

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