December 12, 2017, 12:10 pm
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Airline to take delivery of 2 aircraft

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is expected to take delivery of two Boeing 777-300ER this month which will be deployed for long-haul operations.

 PAL said the two aircraft have undergone series of tests and inspections at the manufacturing plant in Seattle, Washington.Delivery to the Philippines is set on December 16 and 19.

 The spacious and luxurious 777 is fitted with state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system for use of passengers on PAL’s long-haul flights. 

PAL also expects to take delivery of two Airbus A350-900s within the first half of 2018. 

 These orders will allow the flag carrier to add non-stop frequencies between Manila and the US West Coast, and open a non-stop Manila-New York service. 

The currentManila-New York service stops over in Vancouver.

 PAL begins operating a non-stop thrice weekly service on Manila-Auckland, New Zealand and non-stop thrice weekly from Manila to Toronto by December 6 and16, respectively.

 As of September this year, PAL has carried 10.7 million passengers, higher than last year’s 9.7 million passengers for the same period, of which 5.5 million passengers were from the domestic operations and 5.2 million passengers from international flights, based on data from the Civil Aeronautics Board. 
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