PAL boosts flights to North America, Europe with delivery of A350-900
Some Philippine Airlines executives and members of Philippine media leave today, July 10, for Toulouse, France, for the delivery flight of Airbus 350-900.
The A350 is set for deployment on the nonstop Manila-New York JFK and Manila-London Heathrow routes, with services to other points in North America and/or Europe expected to follow as more aircraft join the fleet.
Its all-new design utilizes the latest technology for improved operational performance.
It has a long-range capability of up to 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 km), and a quieter cabin with up to four times less noise, making it the quietest twin-aisle aircraft to date.
The business class cabin with 30 seats has a 1-2-1 configuration providing direct aisle access. Seat pitch is at 44 inches and seat width is 23-24.
The seat—which reclines to a full flat measuring 78 inches in length—has an adjustable air cushion to adjust seat firmness, lumbar massage feature, additional storage for personal items and power ports.
The premium economy class cabin has 24 seats on a 2-4-2 configuration. Seat pitch is at 38 inches and seat width is at 19 inches.
Premium economy seats— which have a recline of eight inches—have legrest and footrest, additional front pockets for personal items, bottle holder, reading light and power ports.
Regular Economy seats total 241 on a 3-3-3 configuration. Seat pitch is at 33 inches, seat width at 18 inches and a recline of six inches.
Features include a 4-way headrest and USB power ports. All seats on the Airbus A350 have personal TV screens with dual screen functionality.
Passengers can pair their screens with their mobile device via the myPAL Player app to select content to be displayed on the screen or track the flight’s progress through the Flight Map.
High-speed Wi-Fi is offered free for all passengers (subject to time and volume caps), with affordable renewal plans.
PAL has placed six firm orders for Airbus A350-900s, and options for an additional six A350s. Four are to be delivered in 2018, and the other two are slated for delivery in mid-2019.
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