The 14-hour direct flight from London to Manila is ready to change into a lot more comfortable as Philippine Airlines (PAL) updates its fleet.
From September 19, the route can be served by state-of-the-art 370-seat Boeing 777-300s.
The “triple7” replaces the 254-seat A340s which have plied the route between between the Philippine capital metropolis and London Heathrow since 2013.
As effectively as introducing the bigger planes, by December PAL will enhance flights from 4 occasions per week to day by day.
PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J Bautista mentioned: “As we feature out the model promise to be a full service 5 star service of the nation and be a source of pleasure of Filipinos all over the place, we shall proceed to improve the entire journey expertise alongside the route.
“We need our passengers to have the final word journey expertise marked by consolation, inflight connectivity and the caring service of our cabin crew, embodying the Heart of the Filipino.
“With its vary and operational functionality, the flag service can be at par with different full service carriers alongside the route.
“We will also increase capacity as the aircraft will have a 370-seating capacity on a two–class configuration (42 on business and 328 on economy) as compared to the 254-seating capacity of the A340.”
At current, PAL has a complete of 82 planes, made up of A320s, A321s, A330s, A340s and B777s in addition to Bombardier Q300s and Q400s.
PAL is the one airline to supply direct flights between the UK and the Philippines.