Philippine Airlines this week signed a deal with Airbus at the Singapore Airshow to acquire six A350-900s jets as part of its five-year expansion plan. Expected to be delivered starting 2018, the aircraft will have a three-class configuration and will further boost the airline’s long-haul services, with new direct flights to Europe and the U.S. (including a non-stop Manila–New York service) in the horizon. The deal brings the number of firm orders for the A350 up to 777 with up to 41 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft.
“After a thorough commercial and technical evaluation, the A350 came out on top in meeting our demanding requirements,” said Jaime J. Bautista. “With the A350 we will be flying the world’s most modern airliner, bringing greatly enhanced efficiency and superior passenger comfort. The A350’s range capability has been an important factor in our decision, enabling us to offer non-stop service on all our premium long-haul routes.”
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