Philippine Airlines receives its first A321neo aircraft
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has received its first A321neo aircraft in Hamburg, Germany.
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 aircraft features a two class layout with 12 business class seats and 154 seats in the main cabin.
Philippine Airlines selected the A321neo aircraft for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range.
The aircraft will be deployed 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.
Philippine Airlines is also expecting the delivery of the first of six A350-900 widebody aircraft later this year.
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation
engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and
20 percent by 2020.
With more than 6,000 orders received from 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent share of the market.
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