Before his retirement which was effected yesterday, June 30, the Centre for Aviation or CAPA had a one-on-one interview with long time PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista where he talked about the ANA strategic partnership, the Airbus A350 operations, the possibility of dropping the London route in exchange of a different one, the A321NEO long haul operations, and growth.
JJB had long been with Philippine Airlines for more than 20 years. Highlights of his PAL career where the 4-star rating from Skytrax, being recognized as the World's Most Improved Airline of 2019, and a lot of accolades which the airline received after he was pulled out from semi-retirement in 2014.
In this interview, JJB also talks about better profits as the airline have switched to more fuel efficient aircraft, offering a better product which has improved load factor, and the possibility of joining an alliance. Watch this interview below.