Philippine Airlines launches the new B777-300ER aircraft on the London - Manila route, which substantially enhances the passenger travel experience and increases capacity for the airline.
While the inaugural flight left Heathrow on 19 September, daily flights for the B777-300ER start flying from Wednesday 6 December, leaving London Heathrow Terminal 3 at 22.20 and arriving in Manila at 19.15 local time.
As well as providing a premium onboard experience, Philippine Airlines’ extensive network across Asia, Australia and New Zealand offers competitive flight deals from London to the Far East with a lead-in price for a return to Manila booked before 15 October starting at £505 including taxes, while a return to Kuala Lumpur is just £459.
Promotional fares for cities in Australia, including Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane start at £672 and for Auckland it’s an incredible £640. Chinese destinations including Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu start at £473 and Hong Kong from £477.
The new aircraft has 42 seats in Business Class and 328 in Economy. This compares with 36 seats in Business Class and 218 seats in economy on the A340, which the B777-300ER replaces.
The new B777-300ER Business Class provides the utmost inflight passenger comfort, with 78 inch pitch seats which adjust into fully flat beds. All seats feature an 18.4 inch personal TV screen, a retractable privacy divider, in-seat power supply to charge via mains or USB and an ottoman that opens to reveal a personal storage area.
Likewise the B777-300ER’s Economy Class is designed for optimal comfort, with a wider seat pitch of up to 34 inches and fully adjustable leather headrests. 11 inch touch-screen personal TVs and built-in USB ports allow PAL’s guests to indulge in world-class inflight entertainment throughout their flight.
Philippine Airlines has launched an interactive virtual 360 tour of the cabin which can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/777TOUR
Across both cabins passengers can enjoy over 300 hours of international movies, TV shows, and music whilst staying connected on their devices via myPAL Wifi. Inflight dining features a vibrant mix of Asian, Spanish and American dishes.
PAL aims to be the Philippines’ full-service five-star airline. The journey towards reaching this goal is the implementation of flagship initiatives such as fleet modernisation. This includes the acquisition of six brand new Airbus A350s for delivery starting mid-2018 and the reconfiguration of eight Airbus A330s to serve destinations including Honolulu, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Osaka.
Jaime J. Bautista, President and COO of Philippine Airlines says: “The launch of the B777-300ER makes Philippine Airlines a strong contender for the flight market from the UK to Asia and Australasia. Our vision is to become a five-star airline and we are working towards achieving this through an extensive programme of fleet modernisation, route network expansion, service innovations and competitive flight price promotions." Earlier this year Skytrax ranked Philippine Airlines sixth amongst the World's 10 Most Improved Airlines whilst PAL was voted Fourth Best Airline Worldwide for cabin service by readers of SmartTravelAsia.com. Philippine Airlines is acquiring six brand new Airbus A350s for delivery starting mid-2018 and will reconfigure eight Airbus A330s to serve destinations including Honolulu, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Osaka.”