Philippines Air Lines Exploits their Expansion News at the Paris Air Show

During the 2017 Paris Airshow the renown Philippines Airlines announced of their planned expansion curtesy of Bombardier within the next couple of years. The agreement was based on a set of 7 new Q400 bombardier aircrafts.  Only to be an addition to Philippines airways previous order of 5 Q400 that is dated back to December of 2016.

Both parties will benefit tremendously from the completion of this agreement. Bombardier appreciates the airlines business and is very pleased with the continuing relationship that they have carried out. Per a statement of Bombardiers Commercial Aircrafts President, Fred Comer,” The Q400 aircraft have helped airlines around the world expand their networks, and capture new opportunities.” Continuing his statement with,” We are delighted that Philippine Airlines is growing its fleet with more Q400 aircraft, and are confident that the airline will benefit from the aircraft’s outstanding economics and performance.”

The recent order of more Q400 models is part of the Filipino Airline strategy to expand their company and totals an order of 12 Q400s. This purchase is estimated to cost up to 235 million US dollars for the renowned airline.

The beginning of the shipment is said to begin in the month of July 2017.  With the completion of the order beginning deliveres to the Filipino Airline it would increase the total of Bombardiers Q400 to a total of 585 on order.

Philippines Airlines is eager with the addition of the new aircrafts. As President & Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Jaime J Batista stated,” We are thrilled about the opportunities that lie ahead, and we look forward to offering more capacity and improving connectivity in the region with comfortable, fast and efficient regional aircraft like Bombardiers 86 seat turboprops.”

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