Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to use its latest order for Bombardier Q400s to help wrest market share back from local low-cost carriers (LCCs), PAL COO Jaime Bautista said at the Paris Air Show June 19. PAL has converted seven purchase orders for Q400s to firm orders. In December 2016, it firmed the other five aircraft in what had initially been a letter of intent to purchase 12. “We used to be the dominant domestic player, but with the arrival of LCCs in the early 2000s, they ...

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