Philippine Airlines – Asia’s first airline – is the national flag carrier of the Republic of the Philippines.It is engaged in the business of flying people and cargo over the last 76 years. PAL pioneered commercial aviation in Southeast Asia, establishing many feats – first to cross the Pacific, first to fly to Europe, first to use jet airplanes, first to use the B747 jumbo jet, etc.
PAL is the country’s only full-service carrier, setting airline operational standards for decades. The airline continues to introduce service enhancements in-flight and on-ground which utilize technological innovations in anticipation of customer needs. Warm, caring and distinctly Filipino service – that comes from the Heart of the Filipino – remain PAL trademarks that are endearing to all passengers.
PAL is the only airline in the Philippines offering Business Class service on domestic flights. It is also the only carrier in the Philippines to be certified safe by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). PAL flies to as far as New York in the East and to London in the West – covering two-thirds of the globe – and to various parts of Asia and the Middle East, complemented by exciting passenger service innovations.
The flag carrier, which operates to a route network of 72 destinations remains focused on fleet modernization, network expansion and service innovations.