Philippine Airlines (PAL) received the last of 12 De Havilland Dash-8 aircraft that were ordered in 2017.
The 12th 86-seater De Havilland, also known as the Dash 8-400, brings to 14 PAL’s total De Havilland turboprop fleet.
PAL’s De Havilland fleet is composed of twelve 86-seaters and two 76-seaters.
PAL said the latest addition to its fleet is ready to serve its flourishing domestic route network.
“PAL’s 12th 86-seater De Havilland aircraft is now gearing up to fly across across the islands and ready to provide passengers operational efficiency and inflight comfort,” it said.
The aircraft is known for its fuel-efficiency and quiet engine, which is expected to give passengers “an ultra-comfortable ride.”
Last Jan. 3, the airline commenced with its maiden Davao to Iloilo flight utilizing the modern 86-seater Dash-8.
PAL will introduce thrice weekly flights between Davao and Manado, Indonesia by March, where the 86-seater Dash 8 will again be utilized for the upcoming service.
PAL has a network covering more than 30 domestic and 40 international destinations.