Forbes Magazine names Philippine Airlines the carrier to watch in 2020

Forbes Magazine Philippine Airlines
The nation’s flag carrier soars high. Photo from Philippine Airlines Facebook.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) was named in a new Forbes Magazine article as one of the “Airlines to Watch in 2020”.

The Philippines’ flag carrier was featured by Forbes contributor Gabriel Leigh in his article published on January 7, 2020, saying that the airline is being serious in its efforts to join the elite group of its neighbors’ Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

Leigh notes how PAL had been making moves, since two years ago, to become a five-star airline.

Philippine Airlines introduced the New Airbus A350 and A321neo with a more appealing business class, comfortable premium economy, and a very decent economy class. The new airplanes ensure passengers a quieter and more relaxing long flight and provides them with a world-class Filipino hospitality experience through their services. The new narrow-body A321neo plane has lie-flat seats in business class.

Philippine Airlines has added new destinations in North America, Seattle, and Nagoya. PAL also recently began nonstop service to New York JFK, Toronto, and London. Passengers can also fly from San Francisco, Honolulu, Los Angeles to Manila, and soon from Los Angeles to Cebu.

Forbes’ Leigh also notes that PAL’s five-star experience can only be complete if the country’s main passenger terminal, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can keep up with the other great carriers in Asia where people get to enjoy their time while waiting.

In 2018, PAL received its fourth major global accolade by earning the world’s Most Improved Airline award from and was also named among the World’s Top 50 Carriers. PAL was also cited by Skytrax as World’s Most Improved Carrier.

With reports from Blesilda dela Cruz.

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