Singapore, GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced delivery of three new Airbus A320 aircraft to Airphil Express in January and early February to help the carrier expand its fleet.
All three aircraft are part of GECAS’ existing order book with Airbus. As of January 2012, Airphil Express operates a fleet of 19 aircraft to 30 destinations with further routes planned in 2012. The airline carried 4 million passengers in 2011, recording a year-on-year increase of 122 percent. AirPhil Express projects it will carry close to 8 million passengers in 2012
Source: GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS)
Airphil Express is a low cost carrier, a fully whole subsidiary of PAL Holdings which also owns Philippine Airlines.
Main Hubs: Clark International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila)
Secondary hubs: Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao), Zamboanga International Airport
Parent company PAL Holdings, Inc.
Headquarters Pasay City, Philippines
Key people: Domingo T. Chua (Chairman), Peter Y. Ong (President and CEO), Cesar M. Chiong (EVP and Chief Operating Officer)
Current Fleet of Airphil Express
||2 leased, all orders are for new aircraft to be delivered by 2013
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q300
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400