|Philippine Airlines Information||Philippine Airlines Codeshare Agreement|
|Philippine Airlines History||Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance|
|Philippine Airlines Destinations||Philippine Airlines Phone Number|
|Philippine Airlines Fleets|
|Founded||March 15, 1941|
|Frequent flyer program||Mabuhay Miles|
|Member lounge||Mabuhay Lounge|
|Fleet size||48 (+5 orders, 5 options)|
|Company slogan||With Us, You're Always Number 1|
|Parent company||PAL Holdings, Inc.|
|Headquarters||Pasay City, Philippines|
Philippine Airlines, Inc. historically known as Philippine Air Lines is the national airline of the Philippines.
The airline, branch offices in Philippine National Bank Financial Center in Pasay City, was created in 1941. It is the oldest viable airline in Asia operating under its creative name. Out of its centers at Mactan-Cebu International Airport of Cebu City, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport of Manila, Philippine Airlines provides 19 destinations in Philippines and 24 destinations in East Asia, the United States, Southeast Asia, Canada and Australia.
PAL was rigorously affected by 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. PAL was placed under the receivership in 1998, increasingly restoring operation to several destinations it previously serviced. PAL left receivership in 2007 with determined plans to advance renovate services to its preceding-serviced destination, in addition to vary its fleet.
PAL is an only airline in Philippines to be credited with IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) by International Air Transport Association and it has been honored 3-star rating through Skytrax.
PAL was established on 26th February, 1941 through a group of capitalist led through Andres Soriano, hailed as one of Philippines' chief industrialists at the time, who provided as its general manager, and earlier Senator Ramon Fernandez, who provided as its president and chairman.
First flight of airline occurred on 15th March, 1941 with single Beech craft Model 18 NPC-54 on each day services between Baguio and Manila (from Nielson Field). On 22nd July, the airline obtained the franchise of Philippine Aerial Taxi Corporation. Government savings in September covered the way for its nationalization.
On 31st march, 2008, PAL declared that it had planned 9 aircraft from Bombardier Aerospace: namely six 78-seater Bombardier Q400 and three 50-seater Bombardier Q300 aircraft at a limited value of $150 million, all in training for the commence of PAL Express, its new provincial subsidiary, which was revealed on 14th April, 2008.
In December 2006, the airline started its wide body re-fleeting plan by signing a contract with Boeing for procure of two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to be carried in 2009, with a choice to procure 2 more planes in 2011. PAL assigned a separate conformity with GECAS to rent another two Boeing 777-300ER airplane for release in 2010. Later the airline exercised its choices for 2 planes.
Philippine Airlines' Boeing 777-300ER primary flew on 2nd November, 2009, and it was distributed to Philippine Airlines on 19th November, 2009. The Boeing 777-300ER attributes 42 fully-flat Business Class seats (2-3-2 Layout) and 328 Economy Class seats (3-4-3 Layout) with a sum of 370 seats.
Philippine Airlines currently works on three non-hub routes, Sydney-Melbourne, Singapore-Jakarta and Vancouver-Las Vegas. In past, PAL provided several international and domestic non-hub routes (most particularly Zürich-Paris Iloilo-General Santos and Vancouver-New York), with uncontrollably services to destination in Europe and wide-ranging domestic operation; these services were stopped considering Asian financial crisis. Some of its previous domestic operations: namely, services from Manila to Naga, Dumaguete and Tuguegarao, have been take over by Air Philippines whereas the others have been taken over by other airlines or stopped altogether. A few of its preceding domestic operations: namely, service from Manila to Naga, Dumaguete and Tuguegarao, have been captured by Air Philippines, while others have been captured by other airlines or stopped overall. Services to the Middle East carried on after Asian financial crisis; though, this was ultimately discontinued owing to high fuel prices and a flood of seats, with intense rivalry from Middle Eastern carriers. Philippine Air Lines stopped services to Riyadh, its last Middle Eastern destination, on 2nd March, 2006 but it preserves code-share agreements with carriers based in that district.
On 5th December, PAL declared that it would re-introduce services to Brisbane, effectual March 2010 with A330-300 tackle. Its accessible services to Melbourne and Sydney would see an upgrading from A330-300s to 777-300ERs (preferred flights to Sydney only).
Though Pal have been occupied in a sequence of accidents since its beginning in 1941, the best part of airline accidents have taken place with the propeller airline for the period of early years of operations. Some of PAL jet airline have been occupied in accidents, the noteworthy being the bang onboard Philippine Airlines Flight 434, architect by al-Qaeda and predecessor to ill-fated Project Bojinka.
In spite of this, Philippine Air Lines is recognized for being the single airline in Philippines to be credited by International Air Transport Association with passing IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), having been attributed in February 2007.
Philippine Airlines Destinations in Oceania
|Airbus A319-112||4||0||0||134 (8/126)||Short haul
|Airbus A320-214||18||0||5||Old Configuration
|Airbus A330-301||8||0||0||302 (42/260)||High-capacity domestic/international short-medium haul
Asia, Honolulu, Sydney, Melbourne
|Airbus A340-313X||4||0||0||264 (44/220)||Medium-high-capacity domestic/international short-long haul
Asia, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver
|Boeing 747-400||4||0||0||Old Configuration
|High-capacity domestic/international short-long haul
Asia, Los Angeles, San Francisco
|Boeing 747-400M||1||0||0||391 (56/335)||High-capacity domestic/international short-long haul
Asia, Los Angeles, San Francisco
|Boeing 777-300ER||1||5||0||370 (42/328)||High-capacity domestic/international short-long haul
Asia, Oceania, Europe (planned)
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q300||3||0||0||50 (0/50)||Domestic short-haul|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||5||0||0||76 (0/76)||Domestic short-haul|
Philippine Airlines Free Baggage Allowance
|Class Type||Max Baggage Allowance|
|Mabuhay (Business) Class||Maximum of 2 pieces with a total dimension of 124 inches (316cms)|
|Fiesta (Economy) Class||Maximum of 2 pieces with a total dimension 107 inches (273 cms)|
From Philippines to USA/Canada For Travel All Year
|From USA/Canada to Philippines For Travel All Year|
|From Las Vegas/Los Angeles/San Francisco||USD150|
|Between Guam and the Philippines||USD100|
|Department Name||Philippine Airlines Phone Number|
|Reservations||Phone Number: (632) 855-8888
|>Fulfillment Center||Phone Number: (632) 831-3353|
|Mabuhay Miles Service Center||Phone Number: Manila - (632) 817-8000
USA/Canada - 1-800-747-1959
Cebu - (032) 340-8000
|Corporate Sales||Phone Number: (632) 524-6120|
|Refunds||Phone Number: (632) 556-2809 or 777-4800 locals 5646 (Domestic) or 5645/5647 (International)|
|Baggage Tracing Services||Phone Number: (632) 832-3011 ; 832-2939|