June 23, 2018, 12:20 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06897 UAE Dirham
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1 Philippine Peso = 3.88526 Guyana Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.1197 Croatian Kuna
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1 Philippine Peso = 20.8492 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.0385 Nepalese Rupee
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1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.28545 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06993 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.70047 Paraguayan Guarani
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1 Philippine Peso = 1.1966 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.95174 Rwanda Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.14841 Solomon Islands Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02548 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01426 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41701 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.29577 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.57277 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 397.4216 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16432 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.67099 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25817 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61446 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04845 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04326 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08905 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12487 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56648 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.59155 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49596 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.33803 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59211 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 147.69953 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1498.59155 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 429.12676 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02911 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04869 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0507 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92432 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.69202 Yemen Riyal
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1 Philippine Peso = 6.79624 Zimbabwe dollar

Airline upgrades fleet to bag 5-star badge

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is expecting the delivery this year of 15 brand new aircraft costing $2 billion.

The  fleet modernization  is part of the flag carrier’s strategy to achieve five-star rating by 2020. 

PAL will undertake major initiatives within the year  to sustain the four-star rating it received recently from Skytrax and hopefully achieve five star rating in the next two years. 

Jaime Bautista, PAL president and chief operating officer, said the company is expecting delivery of four Airbus A350-900s for long haul flights; six Airbus A321neo for regional flights and five Bombardier Q400 turboprops for inter-island flights. 

“The acquisition of Airbus 350 is part of the strategy to get a five-star rating. These airplanes are very expensive,” Bautista said.

PAL will take delivery of its first Airbus 350 in June, a  second aircraft  in August, the third in September then the fourth and last in  December. 

Two more Airbus 350s will be delivered next year.

(“The A350s ) will be used for its non-stop Manila-New York (and) will replace some routes operated by Airbus A340 and hopefully by 2020, 2021 (the A340s) will be retired,” Bautista said.

He said the company has been allocating huge investments to achieve the five-star rating by upgrading its facilities and training its employees.

For the lounges, PAL is  spending P500 million in its facilities in  Manila and all over the country. 

PAL is also spending P100 million to set up PAL University.

First among the initiatives to be taken this year to  sustain the four-star rating  is the introduction of a new line of aircraft tailored for mid-size markets on medium-range routes.  

The new Airbus A321neo is slated for delivery starting March and will be deployed on the new Manila-Brisbane nonstop route by May. 

With the A321neo, PAL becomes the first Asian airline to utilize a narrow-bodied aircraft equipped with 12 full-flat Business Class seats. 

 The A350-900s – equipped with exciting cabin features in PAL’s most luxurious Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins to date - will start arriving in June, allowing PAL to deploy non-stop flights to the US East Coast through the polar region, along with more routes to European cities.  

First up is a nonstop service from Manila to New York’ J.F. Kennedy Airport by October, with services to Seattle, Chicago and a point in Western Europe in the pipeline afterwards.

PAL will continue to beef up its flight networks originating from Clark, Cebu and Davao, as part of its “multi-hub”network strategy.  

A new Davao-Siargao route will open in March 2018, even as PAL hikes Cebu-Bangkok services from thrice weekly to daily for the upcoming April to October summer schedule period.

In line with its evolving global airline status providing vital international links, PAL will continue to offer the only direct airline services between the Philippines and Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the US East and West Coasts, Hawaii, Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as the only flights between Bohol and Korea, and between Cebu and the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Nagoya.

The A321neos will be utilized on the non-stop flights to Brisbane as well as from Manila to Sapporo, New Delhi and Mumbai.

Another major initiative is the ongoing construction of a 900-square-meter, two-story Mabuhay Lounge to rise adjacent to the North Wing of PAL’s Terminal 2 hub at the NAIA.

The new lounge will have luxurious facilities: a wide dining area, private showers, massage area, meeting rooms, bar lounge, children’s play area, speedy Wi-Fi connection and the signature PAL buffet area.

The lounge – ideal for departing passengers as well as those with connecting PAL flights – will accommodate Business Class passengers as well as Premier Elite and Million Milers members of PAL’s Mabuhay Miles frequent flyer program. 

The existing T2 International Mabuhay Lounge will be maintained for other premium passengers.

Other PAL lounges – in Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod, General Santos and San Francisco – will be renovated, if not expanded with a new look based on the soon-to-be-unveiled tapestry-inspired visual branding. New lounges in Puerto Princesa and Cagayan de Oro will be opened within the 1st quarter of the year. 

A new PAL Mabuhay lounge at the fourth floor of NAIA Terminal 1 will likewise be opened, covering 750 square meters, for PAL passengers departing at that terminal.
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