The order breaks down into:
Deliveries will start in 2013, with older types being replaced, and the airline’s domestic and regional network being developed further.
The Airbus A330s will allow further long haul expansion, with Australia and the Middle East a particular focus. PAL chairman Lucio Tan said in a statement: “The orders we are placing with Airbus will play a key role in revitalising PAL, while growing trade and tourism in the country,”
“With these aircraft, we will be able to offer more passengers the industry has to offer across out Asia-Pacific network. At the same time, we will benefit from the low operating costs associated with new generation aircraft and the reduced impact on the environment.”