Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed contract with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Inc. for 7 more Q400 New Generation turboprops. With the new order, PAL will have 12 Bombardier Q400s Aircrafts in its fleet. The announcement was made for the order at 2017 Paris Air Show.
“As we position ourselves for growth, we are pleased to be adding more Q400 to our fleet. We are thrilled about the opportunities that lie ahead, and we look forward to offering more capacity and improving connectivity in the region with comfortable, fast and efficient regional aircraft like Bombardier’s 86-seat turboprops”, said PAL President & COO Jaime J. Bautista.
“The Q400 aircraft have helped airlines around the world expand their networks, and capture new opportunities” said Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer.
“We are delighted that Philippine Airlines is growing its fleet with more Q400 aircraft, and are confident that the airline will benefit from the aircraft’s outstanding economics and performance.”
Philippine Airlines will get the world’s first dual-class, 86-seat Q400 aircraft in July 2017 and would operate it on specific domestic routes.
Philippines Airlines Fleet
Philippines based airline has now 81 aircrafts – wide-body and narrow-body jets and turbo prop aircraft. The airline has state-of-the-art Airbus and Boeing aircrafts.
Every aircraft in PAL is fit with modern amenities and equipment. Few amenities are:
- Shopping on-board
- Meals in sky
- myPAL eSuite – In-flight entertainment system
- myPAL Wi-Fi
- myPAL Player – In-flight streaming videos
About Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines which is referred as PAL also is the official airline of the Philippines. Its main hubs are located in Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Cebu City, from where it operates flights to 31 destinations in Philippines and 36 across the world. The airline also offers charter and cargo services apart from its passenger airline services.