Philippine Airlines firms seven Bombardier Q400 orders

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 20, 2017

Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) has firmed up options for seven more Q400s/Dash 8-400s bringing its total Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) order book backlog to twelve of the type. Based on list price, the order is valued at approximately €210 million ($235 million).

"The trend we see is toward larger turboprops", said Cromer, adding that if demand for such an aircraft exists, "Guess what?"

Said Jaime Bautista, president and COO of PAL, the Philippines flag carrier, "We used to be the only carrier in the Philippines. We used to be the dominant domestic player". The first of the one dozen now-firm orders, meant to replace aging Q400s in its current fleet, will be delivered next month, with one per month following through November, representing the five initial firm orders.

"We used to be the only carrier in the Philippines, but with the arrival of the low-priced carriers in the early 2000s, they have grown faster than we have".

The seven new Q400s will replace five older examples of the Canadian-built turboprop in the airline's inventory.

PAL's Q400s will be configured in a two-class, 86-seat layout, for which it is the launch customer. Another five will be handed over from March 2018, with the remainder arriving in the latter part of 2019.

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