Hugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
The mid-1990's prior to the Asian Economic Crisis were a time of expansion and optimism for PR. Although I am not completely certain, AKL could have been a possible destination. I doubt that this is the case now. They do not even serve Europe anymore and I believe the there is greater MNL-Europe (e.g. LGW,CDG) traffic than MNL-AKL.
A380jet From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
I hope that PR will regain its former glory. Like it did in 60/70's In those times PAL had one of the largest route network of any airline in asia. I think in the future they should order some A340-500s and do Direct MNL-ORD/EWR/YYZ because that is the only market PAL has not tapped into yet.
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5168 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
Thanks for the replies guys!!
It seems that even now PAL could do with extra long haul aircraft for the US services like A340's to serve HNL rather than A330's! SFO could probably do with a 744 instead of an A340. I wonder if they have any plans to return to Europe? I agree that Europe would definatly have more traffic than MNL-AKL would!