Philippine Airlines eyes A350-900

Philippine Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  for the order of six Airbus A350-900s, with another six purchase options. The news was announced on Wednesday 17 February at the Singapore Airshow.

Philippine Airlines will configure its A350-900s with a premium three class layout and will operate the aircraft on non-stop flights from Manila to the US west coast and New York, as well as on services to new destinations in Europe. The aircraft will enable the carrier to operate non-stop service on the 8,000 mile New York – Manila route all year round with a full passenger load.

To date, Airbus has recorded 777 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 41 customers worldwide.

© 2016 editor Elmer van Hest