Manila - Philippine Airlines considers exercising its A350 options from a previous order as it plans to remove ten Boeing 777-300ER from the fleet, which are already ten years old.
On February 2016, the airline placed an order for six Airbus A350-900 with six options. Filipino carrier has received five of these aircraft and will take delivery of the sixth unit in the coming weeks.
PAL currently operates its Airbus A350-900s on routes from Manila to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Singapore Changi, London Heathrow, New York JFK, and Toronto Pearson.
The company wants to increase its presence in North and Southeast Asia by adding new destinations to its network such as Delhi and Mumbai in India, Hangzhou, and Chengdu in China.
In addition to A350-900s, the flag carrier of the country plans to increase the number of aircraft in its fleet to 99 by 2021 including 15 Airbus A321neo to be still delivered from an order of 21 aircraft.