Philippine Airlines owns first Airbus A321 (video)
Philippine Airlines (Philippines) (PAL) it came into the possession of the first Airbus A321 from the fleet. On 7 August 2013, the aircraft was delivered from the Airbus center in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is part of a firm order placed in 2012 and includes 44 of A321 units and 20 of A330.
Philippine Airlines chose to configure A321 aircraft in 2 classes: 12 seats in Business Class and 187 seats in Economy Class. The Philippine air carrier will operate the new A321 on international routes in the Asian area, as well as on domestic flights.
Currently, Philippine Airlines has an operational fleet of 46 aircraft, of which 37 are Airbus. 23 of these are A320 family aircraft (including A321 delivered this month) and are used on short and medium routes from Asia, 8 are from the A330 family and are used on long flights to destinations in Asia and Australia, and 6 are from the family A340 and are used for destinations in Asia, North America and Hawaii.
After 15 years of restrictions in the EU area, Philippine Airlines will resume flights to destinations in Europe. This shows that the Philippine operator has upgraded its fleet and increased the level of safety and security on board its aircraft.