PAL in Top 50 Airline Honor Roll
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is now ranked #49 in world airline standings and second most improved airline in the world for 2018, according to the largest airline passenger survey conducted by Skytrax — a leap of 34 notches from a rank of #83 just two years ago, and 18 notches from its 2017 ranking at #67.
Newly certified as a 4-Star Global Airline just five months ago, PAL was voted into the top 50 in the recent survey involving 20 million passengers, 100 nationalities and 335 airlines carried out by Skytrax, an independent rating and audit firm.
The latest international accolade was announced just days after PAL accepted delivery of its first ultra-modern Airbus A350-900, the “world’s most advanced commercial aircraft”.
The A350-900 arrived in Manila after a celebratory ferry flight from Toulouse (France) last July 15th, and now joins another brand new aircraft, the Airbus A321 neo, in the flag carrier’s fleet. Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte braved heavy monsoon rains to lead the ceremonial blessing of the new airplanes.
PAL remains focused on its key programs which include route network expansion, service innovations and fleet modernization. Its fleet of 89 Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft now serve a network covering two-thirds of the globe, promising distinctly Filipino heartfelt service as the international market leader in Philippine aviation.