Boeing and Intrepid Aviation have marked the delivery of Intrepid’s first direct ordered Boeing airplane, a 777-300ER that will be leased and operated by Philippine Airlines. This airplane is the first of four 777-300ERs ordered by Intrepid. Philippine Airlines plans to use the new airplane primarily on routes to North America.
Philippine Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the order of six A350-900s, with another six purchase options. The news was announced today at the Singapore Airshow by Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista and Fabrice Brégier, president of Airbus.
Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines have announced a strategic partnership agreement that marks a new era of cooperation between the two flag carriers. The agreement covers codeshare flights, loyalty programmes, airport lounges, joint sales and marketing programmes, a Philippines domestic air pass, cargo, and the coordination of airport operations to provide a better customer experience at their Abu Dhabi and Manila hub airport bases.
Philippine Airlines has announced the re-introduction of direct flights from London Heathrow to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, with the first flight landing on November 4th 2013. This will be the first European destination introduced by the airline after flights to Europe were discontinued in 1998.
This is the first direct link between the UK and the Philippines, a major emerging market destination, in more than a decade. Philippine Airlines (PAL) has chosen Heathrow over other UK airports, despite them having lower landing charges and claiming to be a viable alternative to Heathrow for new routes to emerging markets.
Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, has teamed up with Philippine Airlines (PAL) to offer customers of the Philippines’ flagship carrier access to Agoda.com’s inventory of over 100,000 hotels worldwide.
Philippine Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus covering 34 A321ceo, 10 A321neo and 10 A330-300s. The aircraft are being purchased under a major fleet modernisation programme at the airline, with deliveries starting in 2013.
Philippine Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus covering more than 50 aircraft consisting of single aisle A321s and widebody A330-300s, the latest High Gross Weight models. The first batch of aircraft is being ordered under a major fleet modernisation program at the airline with deliveries starting in 2013.
The management of Philippine Airlines has warned its former employees against staging protests infront of the PAL Inflight Center building which hampers the flow of PAL’s business.
Travellers in south-east Asia are bracing themselves for disruption as cabin crew at Philippine Airlines prepare to walk out on strike. Final negotiations between the Flight Attendants’ & Stewards’ Association of the Philippines and airline management broke down earlier, with a return to negotiating table unlikely ahead of the industrial action.
Philippine Airlines and Travelport have signed a three year global marketing agreement that enables Galileo, Apollo and Worldspan connected travel agents to access automated market fares and take advantage of additional functionality until the end of 2011.
Philippine Airlines flight schedules, promo fares, advisories, products and services, including mileage points earned by Mabuhay Miles members, can now be conveniently accessed through WAP-enabled cellphones as an alternative means of retrieving information posted on the PAL website.