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PAL to accept delivery of 8th Boeing aircraft in December

Philippine Airlines chairman and COO Lucio Tan (fourth from right) with PAL president Jaime Bautista (fourth from left) offer a toast following the arrival of a brand new Boeing 777 Tuesday night at Villamor Air Base. RUDY SANTOS

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines recently acquired its seventh Boeing 777-300ER and will accept delivery of its eighth unit by December this year, allowing the flag carrier to increase its flights to North America.

“With additional seats come additional capacity,  which now enables PAL to increase frequencies on its transpacific flights to the US Mainland and Canada. Our passengers can now choose from a wider variety of schedules and at the same time, experience service with the heart of the Filipino,” PAL president Jaime Bautista said.

By next month, PAL will start operating double daily flights between Manila and Los Angeles from the current 10 weekly flights allowing passengers to choose between morning and evening flights. 

Flights between Manila and Vancouver will increase from seven to 10 weekly, while flights between Manila and Toronto will increase from three to four weekly.

The new acquisitions form part of the airline’s fleet modernization program, which, together with route network expansion and service innovations, is in line with PAL’s vision to be a 5-star, full service national carrier of the Philippines.

The two B777s will be WiFi-enabled and are equipped with in-seat inflight entertainment, providing passengers a wide selection of movies, music and shows.

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The aircraft cabin — with 42 seats on business and 323 on economy — was designed by LIFT Strategic Design, a Tokyo-based studio, headed by Daniel Baron, who also designed the cabin for PAL’s first six B777-300ERs.

“It is an immense honor and pleasure to be working with Philippine Airlines again. LIFT is committed to supporting our good friends at PAL in their quest for five stars, and I believe in their potential to achieve that goal,” Baron stressed.

The walls separating the cabins show a coastline pattern  of the sea around an island. In the forward and rear walls of the business class, an exclusive version of coastlines in a light shade of sand is seen.

The carpet design of this section is inspired by banig (basket weave) and handwoven floor coverings. The business class seat fabric has a basket weave pattern in deep sea blue.

The overall appearance is fresh and modern, with a premium look and feel. 

The economy class seat fabric features a flip-flop color-change effect; its colors appear different depending on the viewing angle.

The interior is aligned with PAL’s brand equity “The Heart of the Filipino” as it brings together the distinct Filipino look, evoking the country’s warmth, charm and hospitality.

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