Philippine Airlines yesterday said its first Airbus A321neo SR aircraft will be deployed in Asian regional flights such as China, Japan and Korea.
PAL took delivery of brand new A321neo SR last July, the first of a batch 15 aircraft that will be progressively introduced into the PAL fleet over the next few years.
Gilbert Santa Maria, PAL president, said the airline’s newest A321neo will become the single-aisle mainstay for regional routes.
PAL’s A321neo SR is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines and features the versatile Airbus “cabin flex” configuration designed for short-range regional flights between the Philippines and East Asian destinations, including airports in greater China, central Japan, Korea, Guam and the rest of Asean.
Passengers will enjoy notable enhancements in seat comfort and entertainment options onboard the A321neo SR, which is a more advanced update of the A321 Classic that PAL currently operates on domestic and certain regional routes.
“The A321neo’s new engines, ‘sharklet’ wingtips and other innovations also make the airplane quieter, more efficient and kinder to the environment, which is good news for the planet,” Santa Maria said.