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Philippine Airlines


Code: PR / PAL

Founded: 1935 (1941)

Base: Manila (MNL)

Alliance: N/A


long-haul A330-300, A340-300, A350-900, B777-300ER

medium-maul & short-haul A320-200, A321-200


A350s in fleet: 4 (RP-C3501, RP-C3503, RP-C3504, RP-C3506)

1st A350 delivery: 14/07/2018

Philippine Airlines ordered 6 A350-900s at 2016's Singapore Airshow, with options for 6 more. The A350 will feature a 3-class premium layout and mainly fly from the Philippines to Europe and the U.S. One of the first routes will be a direct flight between Manila and New York, operated today with a stop in Vancouver. The A359 will also enable PAL to open new destinations in Europe such as Paris or Frankfurt. The new long-jaul flagship will gradualy replace the airline's ageing A340 fleet and join the carriers 8 B777-300ER and 15 A330-300s

We think that the A350 at Philippine Airlines is a perfect match to replace the four-engine A340 aircraft and open new direct routes to connect the Philippines to the world. It is very likely that the carrier firms up its options for 6 more A350-900s as it has big ambitions when it comes to expansion to new continents/cities.