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Philippine Airlines outlines new routes with delivery of 15 aircraft this year

Philippine Airlines President Jaime J. Bautista said in a press conference that the airline is expecting the delivery of four Airbus A350s, six A321neos, and five Bombardier Q400s this year. The A321neos will be used for Manila-Brisbane flights, as well as routes to New Delhi and Mumbai in India, and Sapporo in Japan. The A321neos […] The post Philippine Airlines outlines new routes with delivery of 15 aircraft this year appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineFeb 13th, 2018

PAL to get 15 new planes this year

MANILA, Philippines — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is taking delivery of 15 new aircraft valued at $2 billion this year to expand operations by ser.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

PAL to spend around $2 billion on 15 new planes in 2018

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is continuing with its fleet modernization program in a bid to push its newly acquired 4-star airline status to 5 stars. "We are expecting to take delivery of 15 aircraft this year – 4 Airbus A350s, 6 Airbus A321neo (new engine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

PAL to accept delivery of 8th Boeing aircraft in December

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines recently acquired its seventh Boeing 777-300ER and will accept delivery of its eighth unit by December this year, a.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

PAL to take delivery of 2 new Boeing planes

MANILA, Philippines — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) expects to take delivery of two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft within the month......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

PAL to launch 4 routes from Cebu in December

DAVAO CITY – Philippine Airlines (PAL) is capping the year with the launch of several new domestic and international routes from airports outside its main hub in Metro Manila. The flag-carrier will launch in December flights from Cebu to Siargao, Camiguin, Ozamiz and Legazpi, as well as to Bangkok, while Cebu-Beijing flights will start this […] The post PAL to launch 4 routes from Cebu in December appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

PAL takes delivery of new planes

MANILA, Philippines —  Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its second bi-class next generation Bombardier Q400 aircraft......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

PAL takes delivery of Q400

TORONTO – Philippine Airlines took delivery of its first next generation Q400 aircraft at Bombardier’s facility here......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2017

PAL expects delay in Airbus delivery

MANILA, Philippines -  Philippine Airlines (PAL) expects a delay in the delivery of 21 Airbus A321neo aircraft due to engine issues cited by the manufacturer.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2017

Corporate News: PAL defers delivery of A321NEO planes

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES is pushing back the start of delivery of its Airbus A321 NEO (new engine option) planes to January, saying there are issues with the engines to be used for the aircraft......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 15th, 2017

Corporate News: PAL looking to develop Clark as new hub

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) is looking to develop Clark as a new hub, as it targets to expand its operations with more flights and new routes amid challenges expected next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

PAL Express gets new A321

MANILA, Philippines - The sister firm of national carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is adding an aircraft to its fleet after taking delivery of an Airbus A32.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2016

JUSTICE FOR BABY GIRL: Remains of Ilongga helper found in freezer return home

ALMOST four years after leaving Iloilo to work abroad, Joanna Daniela Demafelis has reunited with her family. But cries erupted at the cargo area of the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo as the remains of the 29-year old Joanna was brought out of Philippine Airlines flight PR 2139 flight from Manila. More or less […] The post JUSTICE FOR BABY GIRL: Remains of Ilongga helper found in freezer return home appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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PAL plans to add bigger Airbus aircraft to fleet

MANILA, Philippines — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is planning to include in its fleet the new long range wide-body Airbus A350-1000......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

New airport infrastructure key to PAL’s ‘five-star’ goal

Improvements in the country's aviation infrastructure --- in particular, having a new airport that can facilitate more aircraft movements --- are crucial for the Philippine Airlines to be able to achieve its goal of joining the ranks of the world's five-star carriers by 2020.   Thus said PAL president Jaime Bautista as he laid out the next steps the Lucio Tan-owned flag carrier will take over the next two years to capitalize on the gains of its recent upgrade to four-star status by international airline accreditation body Skytrax.   "Airport improvements are very important to us, especially for our goal to get the five-star status," he said in a press briefing in Ma...Keep on reading: New airport infrastructure key to PAL’s ‘five-star’ goal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

PAL considers acquisition of A350-1000 jet

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) is considering the acquisition of the new Airbus A350-1000, amid the flag carrier’s aggressive fleet expansion program. PAL President Jaime J. Bautista on Thursday said the airline can earn savings with the new long-range aircraft, the largest of the Airbus A350 series. “It’s a bigger version […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

52-year-old Filipina Ironman finisher aims to replicate feat in home soil

At 52 years old, Filipina triathlete Chang Hitalia powered through the grueling test of endurance that is the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. The Ironman entails for triathletes to accomplish the following: Swim 3.86 km, ride a bike for 180.25 km, and run 42.2 km. It’s so tough that only 1 out of 10,000 people actually finish it.  For Hitalia, who only started doing triathlons at the age of 46, it was by no means an easy feat.  Hitalia may have a tiny physique but she’s powered by a strong desire to achieve her fitness goals—a must for anyone who wishes to be an Ironman.  Hitalia was like most people wanting to be a better version of themselves. Her journey began eight years ago when she joined a running group with the goal of shedding a few pounds.  Regular running gave her a high and soon, she joined races. In 2010, she started yearning for a tougher challenge. She added swimming and biking to her routine and soon, Hitalia was a full-fledged triathlete.  Unlike her running pursuits, Triathlon is much more demanding in terms of training time, cost, and motivation. Hitalia needed to make major adjustments to her daily routine to ensure she gets to train for all three sports and still have ample time for other things.  Soon, Hitalia aimed at loftier goals in the sport and in 2014, she finished strong in the Langkawi Ironman, bagging second place for her age group despite it being her first crack at an Ironman race.  Hitalia continued her swim, bike, run lifestyle, competing in two Ironman 70.3 races in Hefei and Xiamen, China in 2016. The latter earned her a coveted slot to compete in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  “It was always a goal to qualify since I embraced triathlon as part of my life,” Hitalia shares. After qualifying, she knew the sacrifices she needed to make in order to finish strong in Kona.  Hitalia spent seven months reinforcing her stamina to endure the Ironman grueling leg. In between, she joined a number of races to check her progress. She also underwent training in different conditions—hot weather, strong winds, and uphill routes—essentially what the Kona race was infamous for.   Despite being prepared, Hitalia says that “you have to come in and fight” as far as Ironman races go. During the swim leg of her race in Kona, water conditions were not ideal to swim in. “Starting off with more than 600 female age groupers was really a struggle. I kept my calm and stuck with my rhythm,” she recalls. The bike part was equally brutal, too. “The hills were punishing, the heat and humidity were harsh, and it was crazy windy,” she describes.  Hitalia made up for lost time during the 42.2 km run. However, as with the tough nature of Ironman races, fatigue soon set in.  Thoughts of giving-up creeped up in her mind. With her dream almost within reach, Hitalia decided to soldier on.  As she crossed the finish line, she describes the experience as nothing but amazing. “The cheers from the crowd, the festive mood, and the red carpet made it an overwhelming experience. Suddenly all the pain subsided and all my hard work became reality. The happiness when you finally hear your name being called out is surreal,” Hitalia shares.  Having accomplished her goal of crossing the finish line in Kona, Hitalia’s next target is to finish strong on home soil. She’s focused to achieve this in June at the Philippine leg of Ironman.  Knowing what it takes to finish the grueling race and the elation that takes over, Hitalia wishes for her fellow Pinoy triathletes to experience this.  Her advice for those looking to join: Respect the distance.  “Train right, work with a certified coach, and come in adequately prepared. When race day comes, enjoy the experience,” Hitalia says.  With the Ironman Philippines posing a challenge for Filipino triathletes in June, Hitalia’s story of perseverance and success rings even truer now as she hopes to inspire more Pinoys to pursue fitness and be part of making the Philippines a healthier and fitter nation. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Airlines eye return of fuel surcharge

Airline ticket prices could go up this year as domestic carriers consider asking the government to again allow a fuel surcharge mechanism. This was ordered scrapped in 2015 as global oil prices saw a sharp decline---a trend that has been gradually reversing in recent years. Inquirer sources said large carriers such as Philippine Airlines (PAL) could soon seek the government's permission to pass on part of their fuel bill---a major operating cost for airlines---to customers as they had done before when the fuel surcharge was allowed. A PAL spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment, while a Cebu Pacific Air official said there was "no view" yet on any move to file a p...Keep on reading: Airlines eye return of fuel surcharge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

PAL is SEAsia’s 1st long-haul narrow body aircraft operator

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines (PAL) is expected to be the first to operate the longest route using the narrow body Airbus A321neo in Southeast As.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

PAL hopeful to become 4-star airline this 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Listed Philippine Airlines Incorporated (PAL) remains hopeful that it will be able to join the prestigious circle of 4-star carriers this 2018, as it accelerates efforts in expanding routes, upgrading fleet, and modernizing passenger service. This is part of its efforts to earn 5-star status as a globally competitive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

PAL opens more routes from Clark

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines — Philippine Airlines has opened four more domestic routes from the airport here. Source link link: PAL opens more routes from Clark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017