PAL rolls out tri-class A330 with New Premium Economy

Thursday June 1, 2017

Philippine Airlines converted the cabin lay-out of eight mono-class 414-seater A330-300s into a 309-seater tri-class model with Business, Premium Economy and Economy class sections. The reconfigured A330, which was rolled out on June 13 will be utilized for the Manila – Honolulu – Manila route starting in June. Other A330 tri-class planes will be unveiled in July for Melbourne and Shanghai, in August for Sydney, in September for Hong Kong, in October for Haneda, in November for Narita and Osaka and in December for Singapore. “In Philippine Airlines, we aim to please. This inspired us to go through the process of providing our passengers a reconfigured aircraft with meticulous seat and IFE selection. As we journey on to becoming a 5-star, world – class, full service carrier with a heart, we devote our efforts towards meeting customer needs”, PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said. PAL selected the Thompson Vantage XL brand for its 18 business class seats with a legroom of 44 inches, width of 23-24 inches and a full-flat recline with a bed length of 78 inches. Seats on this section have an all-aisle access. The Zodiac 5810 brand was selected for the 24 premium economy class seats with a legroom of 38 inches, width of 19 inches and a recline of 8 inches, while the Economy Zodiac brand was chosen for the 267 economy seats with a legroom of 32 inches, width of 17 inches and recline of 6 inches. An added feature on business class is the installation of the Pneumatic Comfort System (PCS) which allows the passenger to adjust seat firmness according to preference, complemented with the massage function. PAL is the first Asian carrier to offer the PCS. Each seat on Business and Premium Economy has...... Read more on Full Issue!

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