|Quoting Laxintl (reply 2):|
On a side not PAL is also reviewing options to expand its narrowbody fleet. It curently operates a mix of B737s and A320s.
|Quoting Jacobin777 (reply 0):|
Mounting flights to these European countries will not be possible unless the Philippines air panel forges an air services agreement (ASA) with the individual country or with the 15-member European Union."
|Quoting Behramjee (reply 4):|
PAL doesnt need the A 380 for any of its route...plain and simple!!!
|Quoting 777ER (reply 3):|
It would be expected airbus to win, if PAL decide to considering the 18 Airbus aircraft they already operate
|Quoting Behramjee (reply 4):|
PAL would find it extremely hard to fill up an A 380 on any of their long haul routes year round. This A 380 is turning out to be like the B 747-100 was in 1970-71...a major status symbol for airlines to have if they want to woo passengers on their aircraft and buy their tkts and not the competitors.
|Quoting Laxintl (reply 11):|
While PAL does operate a good sized A330 and A340 fleet, the majority of its narrowbody fleet is B737-300/400s. They only have 3 A320s.
An Airbus win is far from certain. Additional used B737s or newer B737NGs are very possible.
5 January 2005
Philippine Airlines took delivery last week of two virtually brand-new aircraft, both Airbus A320s, as part of a continuing drive to rejuvenate its fleet and offer a superior product to the riding public. A third A320 arrives on Dec. 9. The newly acquired airplanes - two of which are just a few months old and the other, a newly overhauled 5-year-old - replace older models in PAL's narrow-bodied fleet that now boasts an average age of under ten years. Main photo shows the two just-delivered aircraft at the NAIA ramp. Inset shows top PAL officials, led by president and chief operating officer Jaime J. Bautista (second from left), during the traditional pouring of champagne on the plane's nose, held over the weekend. He is flanked by executive vice president Henry So Uy (second from right), senior vice president for finance Andrew L. Huang (left), and senior assistant vice president Cesar Chiong (right).
|Quoting ATCRick (reply 15):|
I'm having a little difficulty understanding how PAL can afford any A380's. It wasn't that long ago that they had to shut down because of a lack of funds. Have they received a cash infusion that I'm not aware of?
|Quoting Gigneil (reply 22):|
They choose to carry max pax AND cargo.
|Quoting Laxintl (reply 25):|
The planes are full of baggage. Filipino's do not travel lightly. Day after day, planes often volume out with baggage and the famous balikbayan boxes. In addition the B744 and A340 often reach their max zero fuel weight due to the heavy volume of baggage.
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