ANA buys into Philippine Airlines, orders more aircraft

An older ANA 737, JA04AN

ANA has bought 9.5% of Philippine Airlines in a strategic investment that should see closer ties between the two airlines and expanded code share arrangements that may even sea Philippine Airlines eventually join Star Alliance.

ANA also confirmed the purchase of 30 Boeing aircraft and 18 Airbus. ANA has chose the 737 Max and the A320neo. Deliveries will commence in 2021 with completion in 2025. 10 of the 737’s are an option.