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Philippine Airlines‘ Bankruptcy Was a Long Time Coming

Madhu Unnikrishnan
September 10th, 2021 at 12:04 PM EDT

Photo credit: Philippine Airlines plans to return half of its A350 fleet to lessors under its Chapter 11 restructuring plan. Flickr / EddieWongF14/Kwok Ho Eddie Wong

Edward “Ned” Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan talk about why Philippines Airlines Chapter 11 surprised no one. The two also discuss Porter’s restart flights, and Ryanair’s latest fight with Boeing. Despite some deep reporting, Madhu couldn’t find out, alas, whether Mr. Porter, the Canadian carrier’s raccoon spokescritter, got a refresh when Porter updated its aircraft cabins.

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