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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.

Shanghai Airlines to exit the Star Alliance at the end of October

Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai) will exit the Star Alliance on October 31 as a result of the merger with China Eastern Airlines. Shanghai Airlines was welcomed as the 19th member of Star Alliance on December 12, 2007.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Looking nice in the updated 2007 livery, Shanghai’s Airbus A321-231 D-AVZM (msn 6591) at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) became B-6591 on delivery.