Thu, 18 February 2016

Philippine Airlines Orders Six Airbus A350-900 Aircraft

Philippine Airlines has signed an purchase agreement with Airbus for six A350-900 aircraft, with options for another six, with the signing of a purchase agreement with aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

The A350-900, which will have a three-class configuration (Business Class, Premium Economy and Regular Economy), is capable of flying non-stop from Manila to New York on a full load.

PAL plans to deploy the A350 XWB (extra wide body), which seats more than 300, on new routes to North America and Europe.

“After a thorough commercial and technical evaluation, we decided the A350 will best meet the requirements of our expanding operations,” said PAL President & Chief Operating Officer, Jaime J. Bautista. “With the A350, we will be able to offer superior passenger comfort with spacious cabin while flying non-stop on long-haul routes.”

PAL has also signed a $600-million order with Rolls-Royce for Trent XWB engines to power the six A350.

The airline currently uses Trent 700 engines for its fleet of 15 A330 aircraft. 

The first A350 is scheduled to be delivered in 2018.

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