Philippine Airlines, also known as PAL, is the Filipino flag carrier. The company started their operations in February 1941, which makes PAL the oldest and longest-serving airline in south-east Asia.
Philippine Airlines is today a private company owned by PAL Holdings, one of the larget Filipino conglomerates. Mr Jaime Bautista is the current company President and COO.
As of March 2019, PAL operates to/from 41 domestic airports and 58 international destinations.
Starting 2013, PAL embarked on expanding its route network, involving both adding new and restoring previously terminated routes. In 2013, the airline announced its return to Abu Dhabi, Dammam and Riyadh, and launched new routes to Brisbane and Perth (via Darwin), as well as Doha, Dubai and Jeddah. In 2013, PAL was removed from the EU aviation blacklist after three years of negotiations, and the carrier immediately announced its European plans.PAL subsequently launched flights between Manila and Heathrow to commence in November 2013, its first European destination in 15 years.
As of today (March 2018), PAL operates the following international routes: uckland, Abu Dhabi, Bandar Seri Begawan, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Busan, Cairns, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dammam, Darwin, Denpasar, Dubai, Fukuoka, Guam, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait City, London, Los Angeles, Macau, Manama, Melbourne, Nagoya, Osaka, Perth, Phnom Penh, Port Moresby, Quanzhou, Riyadh, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Xiamen.
Philippine Airlines fleet (including all PAL Express aircraft) is as follows:
- 10 Boeing 777-300ER
- 5 Airbus A340-300
- 15 Airbus A330-300
- 30 Airbus A321-200
- 20 Airbus A320-200
- 9 Bombardier Q400
- 4 Bombardier Q300
Philippine Airlines ordered additional 21 Airbus 321neo which will be delivered in the course of 2018/2019.