PI-C340         Convair 340-42                                    (c/n  55)


                                        Here's the appropriately registered first of four Convair 340s acquired by PAL in 1954.   They
                                        were used on the Manila to Hong Kong, Taipei and Bangkok routes until replaced by Viscounts
                                        in 1957.   PI-C340 was sold to Braniff Airways in 1955.   Interestingly, in the late 1960s the
                                        airline changed its name subtly from Philippine Air Lines Inc to Philippine Airlines Inc.   I can
                                        find no reference as to why this was done.  I wonder if they actually reincorporated?