PAL, Etihad sign MoU on pax and cargo

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Etihad Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which the two say lays the foundation for a “renewed partnership agreement that will deliver a comprehensive range of commercial benefits to the airlines and their customers”.


Etihad sign MoU on pax and cargo PAL


Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Etihad Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which the two say lays the foundation for a “renewed partnership agreement that will deliver a comprehensive range of commercial benefits to the airlines and their customers”. Included in its scope are code sharing, frequent flyer reciprocity, airport lounge access, air pass agreements, and cargo cooperation.

Etihad Airways president and CEO, James Hogan, said the MoU with Philippine Airlines was an important milestone in the long-standing relationship between the two flag carriers as well as ties between Abu Dhabi and the Philippines. “Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines have a history of successful cooperation on the Abu Dhabi-Manila route,” he said.

PAL president and COO, Ramon S Ang, said: “We are very happy to seal this partnership with Etihad, a respected global carrier. This relationship will go a long way in providing our combined customer base a much more enhanced set of travel options. This also comes at an opportune time for PAL which is in the thick of a fleet modernisation and expansion programme that will see the flag carrier pushing further not only into the Middle East but also on other parts of the globe using a modern fleet of aircraft.”