Philippine Airlines’ new B777-300ER to go trans-Pacific

PAL has leased a total of four B777-300ER from Intrepid and the national carrier is planning to further bolster its long-haul fleet in the coming years, with the delivery of six A350s due to commence in 2018.


B777-300ER Doug Winter Intrepid Aviation Olaf Sachau PAL Philippine Airlines


Philippine Airlines has boosted its long-haul fleet with the arrival of a new B777-300ER aircraft. The first of four leased from Intrepid Aviation, the new twin-aisle aircraft will be primarily deployed on the airline’s trans-Pacific routes to North America.

PAL expects to welcome another B777 from Intrepid Aviation before the end of 2016. The national carrier is planning to further bolster its long-haul fleet in the coming years, with the delivery of six A350s due to commence in 2018.

“We are excited to accept our first new aircraft from Boeing. This 777 delivery to Philippine Airlines underlines Intrepid’s continuous focus on investment into new aircraft on long-term leases with well established, strong airlines worldwide,” said Intrepid’s CEO, Olaf Sachau.

PAL’s president & chief operating officer, Jaime Bautista (second left) celebrates the delivery with officials from Boeing and Intrepid Aviation PAL’s president & chief operating officer, Jaime Bautista (second left) celebrates the delivery with officials from Boeing and Intrepid Aviation

“Already a valued Intrepid customer, we are particularly delighted to bring this 777-300ER to the flag carrier of the Philippines during their 75th anniversary year – the longest, continuously operating airline in Asia,” added Doug Winter, Intrepid’s president & CCO.

Intrepid Aviation is a privately held commercial aircraft lessor, which owns commercial aircraft leased to airline operators worldwide. Intrepid Aviation focuses primarily on twin-engine widebody equipment, such as the B777 and B787.