Philippine Airlines to return 22 aircraft in Chapter 11 reorganization

Philippine Airlines, as previously reported, is now going through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization process in the United States.

PAL will use the process to shed 22 unused jets, mainly Airbus and Boeing aircraft on lease.

The carrier expects to trim its fleet from 92 aircraft to around 70 in the process according to Reuters.

The airline has also negotiated with Airbus to delay the delivery of 13 narrow-body aircraft.

COVID-19 has ravaged the airline’s markets.

In other news, Philippine Airlines is operating special flights from the UAE, Malaysia and Thailand in September in support of the Philippine Government’s “Bayanihan” repatriation program.

PAL Bayanihan flights:

  • Dubai-Manila (PR 659) – September 2, 4, 6, 8, 11 and 14
  • Kuala Lumpur-Manila (PR 526) – September 4
  • Bangkok-Manila (PR 731) – September 9
  • Jakarta to Manila (PR 540) – September 12

For Lufthansa

Above Copyright Photo: This A350 has already gone to Lufthansa: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 RP-C3506 (msn 243) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 954404.

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