New Services for Philippine Carriers

Amidst intensified competition

July 26, 2012

Philippine Airlines recently announced that it will soon include Apple iPads as part of its inflight entertainment options for its flights to North America.

The  iPad option will be available on the fourth quarter of the year in its four trans-Pacific flights: Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco and Las Vegas. 

The third-generation iPad will be brought in all Airbus A340-300 flights which doesn't have individual Inflight Entertainment Systems (IFE's), and to its one Boeing 747-400 flights (RP-C8168) that doesn't have IFE. 

The iPad IFE will be loaded with various inflight entertainment options such as movies, TV shows, music, games and the latest newspapers and magazines. It will also be customized by Apple to include PAL's Mabuhay magazine, duty-free catalogue, inflight meal menu and safety card.

Meanwhile, aside from offering on-air-internet on demand next year, Cebu Pacific is set to serve Hot Meals on all its international flights starting September 1, 2012 to add more travel options for its passengers. Pre-ordered meals come with a free juice drink. All three halal-certified variants are available for P350 each.

The airline said that its Hot Meals may be pre-ordered through its website, reservation hotlines and ticketing offices, until 4 hours before the flight.

Passengers may choose between Black Pepper Chicken (diced chicken in a rich black pepper sauce with rice), Chicken Rendang (chicken dish cooked in coconut milk and spices with rice) and Japanese Style Curry (curried thick stew of chicken, potatoes and carrots with rice).

On another front, Air Asia Philippines is rolling out its Piso Fare promo for all local and international destinations including Fly-Thru service from Clark International Airport to Australia. 

For domestic flights, the Piso Fare Promo is available for Davao, Kalibo, and Puerto Princesa.

1,000 seats are available for grabs with the Piso Fare Promo that runs until July 29, 2012. Travel period is from July 25 to October 31, 2012.

Piso Fare Promo excludes fuel surcharge, processing fee, aviation security fee and VAT.


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