airlinebuilder wrote:PAL for the time being is too conservative from fleet expansion to network expansion - for some reason, they need to poke the executive who are seated at the board for the convenience more than what is needed to be done. Objectively opportunities abound for PAL but ..... they opt to miss the ride
Hard to be in aggressive expansion mode when you have a hub in Manila that can barely support its existing operations. Yes, they could order a bunch of planes and fly them long haul from CEB or CRK, but MNL is still the most cost effective, risk-averse option. Come 2020-2022 when New Clark Airport and partial operability of the NSCR/Airport Express from Manila goes online, they might be more aggressive.
If Vivienne Tan becomes the new President/COO from her OIC title, I can see how she might have a more vibrant and new approach to the overall direction of the airline especially reading more about her education (double major in Math & Comp Sci, with a post grad certificate in Fashion & Merchandising) and her passion for entrepreneurship, fashion and ambition to build a business more successful than my father’s. Her data driven skill sets and consumer facing approach, might be just what the doctor ordered. But who knows
https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/27831/vivienne-tan-%E2%80%98i-always-look-forward%E2%80%99/ (old interview from 2011)