Sun, 1 May 2016

Philippine Airlines Finalises Order for Six Airbus A350-900s

[HD video below] Philippine Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of six A350-900s, plus six options.

The contract firms up a Memorandum of Understanding signed during the Singapore Airshow in February.

The A350 XWB will become the flagship of PALs future long haul fleet and will be configured with a premium three class layout.

The airline will operate the aircraft on non-stop flights to the US, as well as on services to new destinations in Europe.

We are pleased to finalise this important order and are now defining the final layout for the aircraft, said Jaime J. Bautista, President & COO of Philippine Airlines (pictured). With the A350 we will introduce a whole new level of comfort for long haul flights, with more personal space in all classes, a quieter cabin and the very latest on-board amenities. At the same time we will benefit from the A350s enhanced efficiency and ability to fly non-stop on even our longest sector from New York to Manila, all year round.

The A350 XWB, which has a carbon fibre fuselage and wings, will be powered with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. For passengers, the extra-wide cabin offers more personal space, including 18-inch wide seats as standard in economy class. 

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