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PAL Secures Lease of Two Airbus A330-200s for Sydney and Melbourne Flights

PAL to lease two Airbus A330-200s from Wamos Air for flights between Manila-Sydney, and Manila-Melbourne starting June 1.

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has engaged in a five-month wet-lease deal with prominent European charter and wet lease provider Wamos Air, effective from 1 June 2024. The aim of this agreement is to strengthen PAL’s fleet management and operational resilience in anticipation of increased travel demand.

Under this agreement, PAL will lease two Airbus A330-200s equipped with a dual-class layout, serving PAL’s Manila-Sydney-Manila and Manila-Melbourne-Manila routes. Passengers can expect amenities comparable to PAL’s own A330 fleet, along with the familiar on-ground and in-flight services. Flights will be served by Wamos Air’s experienced crew with three PAL staff on each flight.

Explaining the rationale behind this move, PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Capt. Stanley K. Ng highlighted the increased maintenance demands caused by ongoing global supply chain challenges. “We see the need to temporarily add these aircraft to ensure that we have sufficient capacity to meet the demand that we are anticipating across our network,” he said.

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“We chose Wamos Air because of their track record as one of Europe’s leading charter carriers. We are working closely with the carrier to ensure that our passengers will continue to receive the service quality they can expect from Philippine Airlines,” added Capt. Ng.

The additional aircraft are seen as necessary to ensure adequate capacity across PAL’s network.

PAL is collaborating closely with Wamos Air to ensure that passengers continue to receive PAL’s expected level of service.

Wamos Air holds certification from the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit and has conducted wet-lease operations for over 50 airlines worldwide.

Source: Philippine Airlines
Source: Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines presently operates daily flights to Sydney and five weekly services to Melbourne.

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