PAL Adds Q400NG

Firms Seven Options, Brings Total Order To Twelve

20 June 2017

Le Bourget - Philippine Airlines has agreed to buy seven more Bombardier Q400NG aircraft from Canadian plane maker Bombardier, bringing its total order to 12, including the five initially ordered in December 2016.

The option purchase rights was announced Monday at the Paris Air Show, with the deal valued at US$235 million.

The original order for five firm Q400 with purchase rights for an additional seven was previously announced on December 8, 2016 and will start monthly delivery from July next month. Another five delivery will be handed over from March 2018, with the remainder arriving in the latter part of 2019.


  1. Kudos for PAL!! Additional congestion at NAIA.

    1. Kudos to your crab mentality

  2. It's a replacement aircraft for all their current bombadier Q-series fleet. Majority of them will not stationed in Manila International Airport. But I admit they're slot grabbers in other big airports like Cebu and Davao.

  3. Most of the Q400NextGen Ordered will be base in Cebu Airport with some in Manila and Clark. PAL could also use them to start new routes similar to what Cebu Pacific is doing with thier ATR 72-600.