Philippine Airlines has confirmed it is considering whether to purchase or lease 8 Boeing 787 or Airbus A350 XWB planes to allow it to fly non-stop to more destinations in the United States and Europe from Manila.
The airline, owned by PAL Holdings of business tycoon Lucio Tan, was also considering buying or leasing 9 Q300 or Q400 Bombardier turboprops to replace ageing similar models in its fleet, said its president Jaime Bautista.
"The Dreamliner and XWB will be contributing to savings in fuel, savings in maintenance and will allow us to improve our product because we can fly non-stop to more destinations," Bautista told reporters, adding delivery could be in 2017-2018.
One month ago Singapore Airlines released 7 A350 back to Airbus as requested by the aircraft manufacturer.
All pictures. Source: Airbus
Based on the article “Philippine Air to purchase or lease Boeing, Airbus planes” published in Reuters.