Philippine Airlines took to the skies on March 15, 1941, laying claim to the distinction of Asia’s first airline. It has a rich seven-decade history steeped in tradition and modernity. As the pioneer national flag carrier of the Republic of the Philippines, PAL showcases the best of the Filipino people and the country – warm hospitality, refreshing smiles, attentive service and an eagerness to please the passenger/customer as though a personal house guest.
From its modern hubs at the Centennial Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and the Mactan International Airport in Cebu, PAL serves 45 destinations – 20 domestic and 25 international points in 13 countries and territories. PAL also has code-share arrangements with one domestic and seven foreign airlines, allowing PAL to add 20 more domestic and nine international points to its route network.
PAL operates an all-jet fleet of 38 aircraft – five Boeing 747-400s, two Boeing 777-300ERs, four Airbus 340-300s, eight Airbus 330-300s, 15 Airbus 320-200s and four Airbus 319s – all meticulously maintained by one of the region's best aircraft maintenance service providers – Lufthansa Technik Philippines. The two-class configured A320 and A319 jets make PAL the only Philippine carrier offering business-class service in the domestic market. In November 2009, PAL acquired the twin-engine, fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER, joining the B747-400 as flagship aircraft. Delivery of the B777s signaled the widebody aircraft refleeting after completion of the narrow-body fleet expansion and refurbishing.
As PAL nears its 70th anniversary, service both on ground and in-flight is being enhanced to higher levels. Passengers can look forward to highly reliable schedule punctuality, thoughtful inflight service, award-winning cuisine, and one of the industry’s most generous frequent-flyer programs in Mabuhay Miles. With a proud and pioneering legacy of service to the nation and to nation-building, PAL looks ahead to a future when it will soar once more among Asia's leading airlines.