Grand Air International

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Grand International Airways
IATA
8L
ICAO
GDI
Callsign
N/A
Founded 1995[1]
Ceased operations 1999
Hubs Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Fleet size Defunct
Headquarters Manila, Philippines

Grand International Airways or Grand Air was an airline in the Philippines during the mid to late 90's.

History[edit]

The airline was established when the Philippine Government started to deregulate its domestic aviation industry after decades of monopoly by Philippine Airlines, then wholly owned by the government.

Grand Air was owned by the Panlilio family, which also owned Grand Boulevard Hotel in Roxas Boulevard, Philippine Village Hotel (Airport Hotel) and Puerto Azul - a resort hotel in Cavite.

Towards the mid 90's, Grand Air used to fly to Hong Kong Kai Tak using their Airbus A300's.

The airline was forced to fold operation due to mounting debt problem with its Taiwanese creditors.

Fleet[edit]

GrandAir Airbus A300

The airline operated a fleet of Airbus A300-B4-200[2] and Boeing 737-200[3] aircraft.

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