Category Archives: Philippines (Philippine Airlines)

Philippine Airlines launches its nonstop New York route

First flight June 7, 2018, first Philippines Airbus A350-900

On October 29, 2018, Philippine Airlines marked another milestone in aviation history as the first airline to fly nonstop service to New York from the Philippines.

A brand-new PAL Airbus A350-900 commenced the historic flight when it departed as flight PR126 from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport for a 16-hour nonstop journey across the North Polar regions, to land at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on the evening of the same day.

From October 29 to November 3, 2018 PAL will operate a four times weekly service (Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday) from Manila to New York.

PR126 departs from Manila at 8:10 PM and arrives in New York JFK at 11:15 PM (local time) on the same day. By November 5, Manila departure will shift to 9:00 PM and arrival in New York JFK remains at 11:15 PM. Starting on December 6, 2018, PAL will start serving the MNL-JFK route five times weekly with the introduction of the 5th frequency (every Wednesday).

From October 30 to November 5, PAL will serve the New York to Manila route four times weekly (Tuesday/ Wednesday / Friday / Sunday).

PR127 will leave New York JFK at 1:45 AM (local time) and touch down in Manila is at 6:25 AM the following day. By November 7, arrival in Manila will be at 7:25 AM (note: departure from New York remains at 1:45 AM local time.)

PAL will operate the 5th frequency (every Thursday) out of New York starting December 13.

All PAL flights to New York will depart from NAIA Terminal 2. PAL flights from New York will arrive at NAIA Terminal 1. However, PAL flights to and from Canada, i.e. Vancouver and Toronto, will use NAIA Terminal 1 as their point of departure and arrival in Manila.


Above Photo: PAL. Leading the Flight: PAL A350 Chief Pilot Captain Emmanuel ‘Butch’ Generoso (second from the left) and Captain Jose David (left).

Top Copyright Photo: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNA (RP-C3501) (msn 221) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942285.

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Philippines to bring the Airbus A350-900 to Los Angeles

Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNZ (RP-C3503) (msn 228) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942986.

Philippine Airlines will introduce the new Airbus A350-900 on the Manila – Los Angeles route on September 22, 2018. Initially the new service will be operated on two days.

Copyright Photo: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNZ (RP-C3503) (msn 228) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942986.

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Philippine Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

First flight June 7, 2018, first Philippines Airbus A350-900

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the world’s most modern and efficient long range airliner.

Altogether, Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s, which will be primarily operated on nonstop services to Europe and North America. These will include the carrier’s longest route to New York, which the A350-900 can operate nonstop in both directions, all year round. Representing a distance of over 8,000 nautical miles, the 17 hour return journey from New York to Manila previously involved a technical stop in Vancouver.

Philippine Airlines has configured its A350-900s with a premium three class layout seating 295 passengers in three classes. This including 30 seats that convert to fully flat beds in Business Class, 24 offering extra space in Premium Economy and 241 18-inch wide seats in the main cabin.

The aircraft features the award-winning Airspace by Airbus cabin, with more personal space and full connectivity throughout. The cabin is the quietest of any twin aisle aircraft and features the latest mood lighting and air conditioning systems. Higher humidity levels and a lower cabin altitude all contribute to added well-being on board, especially for long range flights.

At the end of June 2018, Airbus has recorded 882 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 46 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever. 182 A350 XWBs have been delivered to 19 airlines worldwide.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Airbus and Philippines): Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNA (RP-C3501) (msn 221) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942284.

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Philippine Airlines and TAL Aviation to expand into the Russian market, PAL brings the A321neo to Brisbane

Philippine Airlines has made this announcement. The company is continuing on its journey of innovations, adding new aircraft to its fleet, new routes and increased connectivity to its route network and TAL Aviation is proud to be part of this journey.   As the airline’s representative in Russia, TAL Aviation’s team will be working on expanding the airline’s activities in the market and placing it as the preferred carrier to the Philippines.

On July 2, 2018, the airline’s Airbus A321neo took its maiden voyage to Brisbane, Australia where it will be operating 4 weekly flights.   The 168-seater modern aircraft – with 12 full-flat seats in Business Class and 156 seats in Economy Class – has TV monitors on all seats, free wifi connection and myPAL eSuite to access more inflight entertainment choices.

Photo Above: Philippine Airlines’ Airbus A321neo took its maiden voyage to Brisbane, Australia. Ceremonies at the NAIA Terminal 2 in Manila (July 2) marking the start of PAL A321neo operations and the start of the fourth weekly frequency to Brisbane were led by PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista, PAL SVP for Operations Isamel Augusto Gozon Nicky, PAL VP – Revenue Management Dina May Flores, PAL VP- Marketing Ria Domingo, PAL VP – Inflight Services Salvador Britanico with Australian Envoy to the Philippines Amanda Gorely.
The 168-seater modern aircraft – with 12 full-flat seats on business and 156 seats on economy – has TV monitors on all seats, free WiFi connection and myPAL eSuite to access more inflight entertainment choices. For delivery are six A321 NEOs until 2019; the first two units arrived in May and June 2018.

 

The introduction of new destinations in Europe and the US mainland is also amongst Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) plans.  A total of 6 A321neos are expected for delivery until 2019.   

All photos by PAL.

Philippine Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft in Hamburg, Germany.

The pictured Airbus A321-271N D-AVZM was handed over as RP-C9930 (msn 8117) on May 31, 2018.

This is the first of 21 A321neo aircraft ordered by the airline under its fleet renewal program. Powered by Pratt and Whitney Pure Power engines, the new aircraft features a premium two class layout with 12 business class seats and 154 seats in the main cabin.

Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, Philippine Airlines will deploy the A321neo aircraft across the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and India.

The A321neo joins an existing Airbus fleet at Philippine Airlines that currently includes 25 A320ceo Family aircraft, 15 widebody A330s and five A340s. The carrier will also take delivery of the first of six A350-900 widebody aircraft on order later this year.

Photos: Airbus.

Philippine Airlines to operate nonstop to New York

Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Boeing 777-300 ER RP-C7782 (msn 61735) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 940282.

Philippine Airlines has set October 28, 2018 as the start date for the previously announced nonstop service to New York (JFK) from Manila. The new ultra long-range route will operate four days a week with Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft according to Airline Route. The route currently operates via Vancouver.

Copyright Photo: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Boeing 777-300 ER RP-C7782 (msn 61735) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 940282.

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Philippine Airlines to drop the Manila – Kuwait City route

Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A330-301 F-OHZQ (msn 189) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 905456.

Philippine Airlines is dropping its route to Kuwait City, Kuwait. The last flight will be operated on May 16 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A330-301 F-OHZQ (msn 189) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 905456.

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