• PAL beefs up long-haul service with 2 new Boeing

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    Philippine Airlines (PAL) will add two more Boeing B777-300ERs to its fleet to further strengthen its long-haul operations.

    The additional Boeing jets will be leased from Intrepid Aviation and will bring the flag carrier’s fleet count to78.

    PAL currently operates six Boeing 777-300ERs, including one already leased from Intrepid Aviation.

    According to PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista, the two Boeing jets will help PAL continue to expand its long-haul markets efficiently and economically, while enabling PAL to provide passengers its trademark Filipino service in the modern, state-of-the-art 777.

    Intrepid Aviation and aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company welcomed the lease of both planes by PAL.

    “We are very pleased to expand our relationship with Philippine Airlines and to work with Boeing to provide PAL with such an outstanding airplane,” Intrepid Aviation president and chief executive officer Franklin Pray said.

    “The economics and capabilities of the 777-300ER continue to make it very attractive for our customers who are looking for growth potential,” he added.

    According to Boeing senior vice president for global sales and marketing John Wojick, “Boeing has a long relationship with Philippine Airlines and we are delighted to partner with Intrepid Aviation to provide additional 777-300ERs for PAL’s growing fleet.”

    “Philippine Airlines’ continued commitment to the 777-300ER is a testament to the airplane’s proven fuel efficiency, performance and award-winning passenger interior,” he added.

    The 777-300ER is the most fuel and cost-efficient airplane in its class today with 99.5 percent reliability, and is considered one of the most reliable twin-aisle aircrafs in the world.

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