PAL Express, an LCC subsidiary of Philippine Airlines, announced plans to undertake measures, including fleet updates, to increase its domestic network and capacity to compete with Cebu Pacific (CAAC-News, 17-May-2010). PAL Express took delivery of two leased A320s from Philippine Airlines, deployed on Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo City, Bacolod and Puerto Princesa sectors from late-Mar-2010. The carrier will receive two to four additional aircraft this year. According to the Philippine Civil Aviation Authority, PAL Express transported 408,863 passengers in 2009, a decline of 55.2% year-on-year.
18-May-2010 11:23 AM