With You All Way
Emerging from a challenging decade, PAL recommits to its network-building mission. The flag carrier restores more routes, rebuilds its secondary hub in Cebu, reintroduces turboprop services through its affiliate PAL Express, and accepts its first long-haul twinjet, 777-300ER.
March 31, 2000
PAL returned to profitability with earnings of PHP 44.2 million on a 2.4% rise in total revenues to PHP27.27 billion for the fiscal year, after 12 months of financial rehabilitation.
September 1, 2000
October 20, 2006
PAL accepted its first Airbus A319-100 in a Manila ceremony attended by close to 1,000 guests led by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The A319 was the first of a wave of brand new single-aisle, A320 family jets that would serve as the backbone of PAL’s domestic and regional network.
November 10, 2006
PAL ordered its next generation of long-range widebody aircraft, with PAL President Jaime J. Bautista signing purchase agreements for 6 Boeing 777-300ERs in Honolulu. The first B777 would arrive in 2009, and the fleet would grow to ten B777s by 2018.
May 05, 2008
PAL launched a sub-brand for the first time, with PAL Express operating a fleet of Bombardier Q300 and Q400 turboprops on secondary domestic routes. The maiden service was from Manila to .