Boeing has a long relationship with the Philippines and its national carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) as well as the Philippines’ largest domestic carrier, Cebu Pacific Air.
On March 15, 1941, PAL conducted its first flight using a Beech Model 18 and has been operating it for more than 75 years — longer than any other airline in Asia. As early as 1946, the airline operated a fleet of five Douglas DC-3s and also chartered a DC-4 to ferry 40 American servicemen from Manila to Oakland, California, making PAL the first Asian airline to fly across the Pacific.
Since 1946, PAL has operated DC-3/-4, DC-8, DC-10, MD-11, 727-100, 737-300/-400, 747-200B and 747-400 models. Most recently, the airline took delivery of two additional leased 777–300ERs in December 2017.
The national carrier currently operates several widebody 777-300ERs (Extended Range), including on routes between the Philippines, North America and Europe.
Cebu Pacific Air launched its original service with Boeing airplanes and has operated the DC-9 and 757-200.