Philippine Airlines has selected the Airbus A350-1000 as its desired aircraft to accompany the A350-900 on long-haul flights.
The national airline signed an MoU with Airbus for nine of the -1000s, intending to deploy them on North American flights, including the East Coast of Canada and the U.S.
The A350-1000 combines greater range capability with the higher capacity we need to serve future demand. It’s the perfect aircraft to enable PAL to meet its expansion plans in a sustainable way, while offering passengers the highest levels of onboard comfort. We are committed to offering our passengers the best possible travel experience, and these state-of-the-art aircraft will enable us to do just that as we carry out our mission to connect the world, and grow trade and tourism.Captain Stanley K. Ng, President and Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines are excited about this acquisition and believe it’ll complement their existing A350-900s, which are already in service and operate to North American, Asia and Australian destinations.
Better yet, the company is more excited about the fact that the A350-1000 will open up routes that haven’t been possible with their current equipment. In addition, it’ll give them additional flexibility to connect important continents and cities to the Philippines.
The company has earmarked New York, Toronto and Europe as locations of heightened interest for the A350-1000.