Manila, Philippines — Country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is planning to fly to two European countries within the year, is looking at flights to London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Madrid.
Ismael Augusto Gozon, PAL senior vice president for operations, said the airline is eyeing direct flights to two countries in Europe.
“We will fly to two European destinations before the end of the year,” he said.
He added, will likely use the Airbus A340 or Boeing 777 for direct flights to Europe. Last month the European Union lifted the ban preventing PAL from flying to Europe.
Philippines Airlines is set to take delivery of 12 more brand-new Airbus aircraft within the year. On Wednesday PAL received its first Airbus A321-200. This aircraft is the first of the 65 new airplanes that PAL is scheduled to take delivery until 2019 according to Business Mirror report.
The company airline ordered 45 single-aisle A321s and 10 wide-body A330-300 airplanes. The 55 planes are worth $7 billion. It also exercised its option to acquire 10 more A330-300s worth $2.5 billion. This raised PAL’s total orders to 65.