Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) has appointed Lufthansa Consulting to help it develop a new strategy and is expecting the results within the next six to eight months, Vice-Chairman Lucio K. Tan Jr. told Filipino media.

According to the English-language Business World, Tan pointed out that while the carrier has been increasing its revenues of late, costs have also been going up.

In particular, Tan said the loss-making carrier was "administration-heavy", suggesting possible job cuts in non-operational departments. He also emphasised the need to generate synergies through more cooperation with airline partners and hinted that Philippine Airlines would "outsource" more, without clarifying whether this would target administration or operations.

Tan also acknowledged that despite the planned changes, it was unlikely that the carrier would post a profit in 2019.

In 2018, Philippine Airlines lost PHP4.33 billion pesos (USD83 million).