Flight Begins October 2
19 August 2015
|Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is re-opening the Kangaroo route to London after being suspended for 18 long years, this time offering the best fare and layover time.|
The route made famous by Qantas traditionally refers to air routes flown between Australia and the United Kingdom via the Eastern Hemisphere on multiple stop-overs. Nowadays, it is flown westward with one stop-overs.
The airline will now join other airlines as they connect the Kangaroo route, with prices beginning at US$1,100 from London via PR721 to Sydney arriving Manila at 20:05 p.m. with connecting flights PR211 departing 21:15 p.m. with layover time of one hour and ten minutes. The return flight PR214 will leave Sydney at 6:10 a.m arriving Manila at 11:25 a.m, with connecting flight PR720 departing London at 12:45 p.m., also with a short lay over time of 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Connections are available initially every Monday and Thursday. PAL said they intend to double the connections by next year as they are set to receive two new B777-300ER to join their long haul fleet.
Aside from Qantas, and British Airways, PAL was the first airline in Asia to fly the route in July 1952.
In 2015, 20 airlines operated a one-stop service between London and Australia, including: British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Thai Airways, and Singapore Airlines.