Philippine Airlines will deploy its flagship aircraft, the ultra-modern Boeing 777-300ER, on all Australian service starting this month, offering the most comfortable flights to the Philippines.
The B777 will operate from both Sydney and Melbourne to Manila, bringing modern features including lie-flat beds in business class and seat-back entertainment systems throughout the cabin.
The new aircraft is larger, more spacious and more fuel-efficient than the other airplanes used on the Australian routes, with wider seats, wider aisles and more headroom. It replaces the Airbus A330 and A340 currently used on the service.
The B777 is configured with 370 seats in two-class configuration - 42 seats in Mabuhay Class (business) and 328 in Fiesta Class (economy). The entire cabin is custom-fitted in coastal theme of light blue reflecting the seascapes of the Philippines.
Fully adjustable seats at Mabuhay Class are by Recaro, with 20-inch seat width, 78-inch seat pitch and a lie-flat reclining position up to 150 degrees. Fiesta seating is an industry–leading 18.5 inches wide, with 33-34-inch pitch.
The state-of-the-art Panasonic inflight entertainment system offers audio and video on demand, with up to 19 full-length movies, six short films, 50 CD selections, 12 audio program channels and eight games. Business class passengers can plug in USB devices to listen to MP3 players or view photographs and PDF files.
The B777 will operate from Sydney and Melbourne to Manila on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new schedule offers a choice of morning (PR210) and evening (PR212) departures throughout the week and the ability to fly non-stop from both Sydney and Melbourne.
The aircraft is one of two B777s purchased new by Philippine Airlines and introduced in 2010, initially on the Sydney route before deployment on services to Vancouver and Tokyo. The B777’s return to Australia coincides with the delivery of two more B777s to PAL within the year.
PAL flights are available from $1459 return from Sydney to Manila or from $1440 return from Melbourne to Manila, including taxes and charges. For full details and bookings contact Philippine Airlines on 1300 888 725, visit www.philippineairlines.com or see travel agents.
Source: PAL Press Release