Airphil Express is the new name of the former Air Philippines, effective last week. A low-cost subsidiary of Philippine Airlines parent PAL Holdings, Airphil added two single-class, 177-seat A320-200s on lease--its first jets--and placed them into service from Manila to Iloilo, Bacolod, Puerto Princesa and Cagayan de Oro. The acquisition is the beginning of an expansion that will see the carrier acquire 20 A320s over the next 20 years, adding to its current fleet that also includes eight ...

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