Philippine Airlines to operate Boeing 777-300ER on London – Manila route
From mid-December 2017 a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will serve the daily London – Manila route, a move designed to primarily enhance the total passenger travel experience and inflight service delivery.” PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said Monday.
“The Boeing 777 is our flagship aircraft for long-haul operations. With its range and operational capability, the flag carrier will be at par with other full service carriers along the route. We will also increase capacity as the aircraft will have a 370-seating capacity on a two–class configuration (42 in Business Class and 328 in Economy) as compared to the 254-seating capacity of the current A340,” Bautista added.
PAL aims to be the Philippines’ full-service five star airline in five years. The journey towards reaching this goal is the implementation of flagship initiatives such as fleet modernization which includes the acquisition of six brand new Airbus A350s for delivery starting mid-2018 and the reconfiguration of eight mono-class Airbus A330s to tri-class lay-out to serve Honolulu, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo and Osaka.
David Cochrane, Country Manager for PAL UK & Ireland said, ‘Since launching non-stop daily flights in June last year it’s been easier than ever to reach The Philippines and beyond via our network. The 777 will make the journey even more enjoyable with more comfortable seating, seatback in-flight entertainment and an enhanced overall experience for our guests.’