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Philippine Airlines

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 31 domestic airports (including PAl Express operations) and 38 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. Flights to/from London were halted in 2021 due to COVID, but Philippine Airlines has announced that it will resume direct flights to Europe by 2025, when it will have new Airbus A350-1000s in its fleet.


Philippine Airlines fleet (including all PAL Express aircraft) is as follows:

  • 8 Boeing 777-300ER
  • 2 Airbus A350-900
  • 8 Airbus A330-300
  • 21 Airbus A321-200
  • Airbus A321neo
  • 12 Airbus A320-200
  • 10 De Havilland Dash 8