PAL to use Boeing 777s on Manila-London route, to start daily flights


Posted at Aug 08 2017 06:11 PM

MANILA - Philippine Airlines announced Tuesday that it would deploy new Boeing 777-300s for its operations between Manila and London starting Sept. 19.

The Boeing 777s will replace the Airbus A340s, which have served as the airline's workhorses between Manila and London since launching the direct service in 2013.

“With its range and operational capability, the flag carrier will be at par with other full service carriers along the route," PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime Bautista said.

"We will also increase capacity as the aircraft will have a 370-seating capacity on a two–class configuration (42 on business and 328 on economy) as compared to the 254-seating capacity of the A340,” Bautista added.

PAL will also increase flight frequencies between the two cities from four times weekly to daily by December.