Airbus wins $1.85 billion order from Philippine Airlines

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SINGAPORE -- European plane-maker Airbus said on Wednesday, Feb. 17, it had won a $1.85 billion deal for the purchase of six A350-900s by Philippine Airlines (PAL).

PAL also has the option to purchase an additional six of the aircraft, the two companies announced at the Singapore Airshow.

Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista said the planes would be used for PAL’s nonstop, long-haul flights from Manila to the United States, Canada and Europe.

“The A350s range capability has been an important factor in our decision, enabling us to offer nonstop service on all our premium long-haul routes,” Bautista said.

The order is worth $1.85 billion at list prices, although airlines usually get discounts on their purchases. Inquirer