Philippine-based carriers are set to receive around 84 more aircraft in the coming years as of this writing. This is both good news and bad news. Good news is that the Philippine commercial aviation industry is indeed growing. This means more tourism, more jobs, more investment, and more taxes. Bad news is, the government is currently pressured to really come up with a new airport that will serve Metro Manila.
We have been reading all about how Qantas and Jetstar works together. The latter created a low-cost subsidiary Jetstar as a response to the growing low-cost carrier market. Qantas still operated as a full-service airline whereas Jetstar was the airline's low cost side. Instead of having one brand operating two kinds of services, they adapted a 2-brand strategy to face Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia.
You may have not noticed them but they are actually still alive, under the guise of a Philippine Airlines aircraft. Air Philippines is indeed still flying, yes that airline which used to operate those old Boeing 737-200s of way back before turning a leaf to become that orange and white cladded, fun-looking airline, AirPhil Express. You may also have remembered that 2P airline code way back.