PAL 7th 777 Due October

15 September 2016

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) expects delivery of its seventh and eight triple seven in the fourth quarter with the airframe delivered in October and another in December, PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista said Wednesday.

After delivery flight from Seattle Everett airport, it will fly London on 30 October replacing Airbus A340-300 service to Manila which will now fly to Canada, United States and Australia.

The entire Boeing 777 fleet would also be used for daily long-haul rotations to Los Angeles (2x daily), San Francisco, London, (each 1x daily) and Vancouver (10x weekly) with extension flights to New York and Toronto beginning December 8 with the arrival of the eight B777.

The airline will also receive two more A321 jets in October and November for its low cost subsidiary PAL Express.

PAL earlier signed a deal with Airbus to acquire six 278 tonne A350-900 aircraft worth $1.8 billion at list price for delivery beginning October 2018, with six options for 280 tonne variant from 2020 as A340 replacement and expansion aircraft for long-haul operations. Two of these frames will be flown daily directly to New York beginning December of 2018.

Bautista said plans for the A350 expansion routes includes major cities in North America and Europe such as Seattle, Chicago, Paris, Frankfurt and Rome. The first A350 is scheduled for delivery in October 2018.


7 comments:

  1. Is it specified when exactly in October and December each new 777 will arrive? And by the way, 2x daily LA and 1x daily London? Will 8 777s be enough for both those things, plus SFO and Vancouver (with flights continuing to Toronto and New York)? Not to mention, they'll need an extra 777 in case something happens to one, maybe even another extra.

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    1. PR112 flights to LAX will depart 11AM so probably the PR103 that arrives at 5AM will make another round to LAX at 11.

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    2. I think it would be Pr102 who would use 777 and 340 for PR112.. Just like the aircraft rotation now to make way for B777 to LHR Route

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  2. I'll believe the London use when I see it

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    1. Check PAL website. try to do a mock booking. It's already 77W

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  3. Philippine Airlines' 7th Boeing 777-300ER, registered as RP-C7778 could be found at www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaeroimages/29473632443/

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