Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines Information Philippine Airlines Codeshare Agreement
Philippine Airlines History Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance
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Philippine Airlines Fleets  

Philippine Airlines Information

Philippine Airlines IATA
Philippine Airlines ICAO
Philippine Airlines Callsign
Founded March 15, 1941
  • Mactan-Cebu International Airport
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila)
Frequent flyer program Mabuhay Miles
Member lounge Mabuhay Lounge
  • PAL Express
Fleet size 48 (+5 orders, 5 options)
Destinations 44
Company slogan With Us, You're Always Number 1
Parent company PAL Holdings, Inc.
Headquarters Pasay City, Philippines
Key people
  • Lucio C. Tan (Chairman and CEO)
  • Harry C. Tan (Vice-Chairman)
  • Jaime J. Bautista (President and COO)

Philippine Airlines History

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.

Philippine Airlines History

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 Destinations

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).

On January 16, 2010 PAL has declared revisit of 4 weekly services to Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, and effectual March 28, 2010 with Boeing 747-400 apparatus.

Philippine Airlines Incidents and accidents

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

Philippine Airlines Destinations in Asia

Philippine Airlines Destinations in East Asia

  • China
    • Beijing - Beijing Capital International Airport
    • Hong Kong - Hong Kong International Airport
    • Macau - Macau International Airport
    • Shanghai - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    • Xiamen - Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
  • Japan
    • Fukuoka - Fukuoka Airport
    • Nagoya - Chubu International Airport
    • Osaka - Kansai International Airport
    • Tokyo - Narita International Airport
  • South Korea
    • Busan - Gimhae International Airport
    • Seoul - Incheon International Airport
  • Taiwan
    • Taipei - Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Philippine Airlines Destinations in Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia
    • Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
  • Philippines
    • Luzon
      • Laoag - Laoag International Airport
      • Legazpi - Legazpi Airport
      • Manila - Ninoy Aquino International Airport Hub
      • Puerto Princesa - Puerto Princesa Airport
    • Mindanao
      • Butuan - Bancasi Airport
      • Cagayan de Oro - Lumbia Airport
      • Cotabato City - Awang Airport
      • Davao City - Francisco Bangoy International Airport
      • Dipolog - Dipolog Airport
      • General Santos - General Santos International Airport
      • Ozamiz - Labo Airport
      • Zamboanga - Zamboanga International Airport
    • Visayas
      • Bacolod - New Bacolod-Silay Airport
      • Cebu - Mactan-Cebu International Airport Hub
      • Dumaguete - Sibulan Airport
      • Iloilo - Iloilo International Airport
      • Kalibo - Kalibo International Airport
      • Roxas City - Roxas Airport
      • Tacloban - Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport
      • Tagbilaran - Tagbilaran Airport
  • Singapore
    • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Vietnam
    • Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Philippine Airlines Destinations in North America

  • Canada
    • Vancouver - Vancouver International Airport
  • United States
    • Honolulu - Honolulu International Airport
    • Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport
    • Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport
    • San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Philippine Airlines Destinations in Oceania

  • Australia
    • Melbourne - Melbourne Airport
    • Sydney - Sydney Airport
  • Guam
    • Guam - Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport

Philippine Airlines Terminated Destinations

  • Africa
    • Egypt - Cairo
  • Asia
    • East Asia
      • China - Chengdu, Chongqing
      • Taiwan - Kaohsiung
      • Japan - Naha
    • South Asia
      • India - Calcutta
      • Pakistan - Karachi
    • Southeast Asia
      • Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan
      • Malaysia - Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur
      • Philippines - Baguio, Cauayan, Naga, Tuguegarao
    • Southwest Asia
      • Bahrain
      • Israel - Lydda
      • Kuwait
      • Saudi Arabia - Dammam/Dhahran, Jeddah, Riyadh
      • United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai
  • Europe
    • France - Paris
    • Germany - Frankfurt
    • Greece - Athens
    • Italy - Rome
    • Netherlands - Amsterdam
    • Spain - Madrid
    • Switzerland - Zürich
    • United Kingdom - London
  • North America
    • United States - Chicago, Newark
  • Oceania
    • Australia - Brisbane
    • United States Minor Outlying Islands - Wake Island

Philippine Airlines Fleets

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Options Passengers
Airbus A319-112 4 0 0 134 (8/126) Short haul
Airbus A320-214 18 0 5 Old Configuration
150 (12/138)
New Configuration
156 (12/144)
Short haul
Asia, Guam
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
433 (50/383)
New Configuration
425 (42/383)
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
Total 48 5 5    

Former Fleet

  • Airbus A300B4
  • Airbus A340-200
  • BAC One-Eleven Series 400
  • BAC One-Eleven Series 500
  • Beech Model 17
  • Beech Model 18
  • Boeing 707
  • Boeing 727-100
  • Boeing 737-300
  • Boeing 737-400
  • Boeing 747-200B
  • Convair 340
  • De Havilland DHC-3 Otter
  • Douglas DC-3
  • Douglas DC-4
  • Douglas DC-6
  • Douglas DC-8
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-9
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-10
  • Fokker 27
  • Fokker 50
  • Hiller UH-12
  • Hawker Siddeley HS 748
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11(Leased from World Airways)
  • NAMC YS-11
  • Noorduyn Norseman C-64
  • Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer II
  • Shorts SD360
  • Vickers Viscount 784

Philippine Airlines Codeshare Agreement

Philippine Airlines Baggage Allowance

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 Honolulu USD150 
From Las Vegas/Los Angeles/San Francisco USD150   
From Vancouver CAD200
Between Guam and the Philippines USD100

Philippine Airlines Phone Number

Department Name Philippine Airlines Phone Number
Reservations Phone Number: (632) 855-8888
        (632) 855-7888
>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