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Tue May 08, 2018 5:07 pm

It's strange that PAL's latest ad does not appear on their website..... :? .....

The url does say "preview" so is the ad not final yet or are they releasing it only in the countries that will receive the A321neo service :?:



Apparently, there's a scarcity of flights now from DVO to PPS after Z2's withdrawal.....

source: James Vilela Dizon / FB group ‎Fujifilm Philippines
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.....while AirSWIFT moved DVO-ENI indefinitely from 5/22 due to late delivery of aircraft. Is this the plane in question?..... :airplane: .....



OTOH, 5J is supposed to start MNL-DVO A321 service on 5/10/18.



From SkyscraperCity...more MCIA T2 photos..... :camera: .....

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Wed May 09, 2018 8:21 pm

Codeshare with american airlines?realy can someone cofirm that?it might be a hoax...seen in skyscrapercity.
If yes...i can see pal in oneworld.cathay the nearly bancrupt airline, maybe the investor:-)) or qatar.
 
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Fri May 11, 2018 1:39 am

Ok no reply.i think that was just a joke from a fo'rumour'.
 
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Fri May 11, 2018 5:33 am

The BCDA chief urges the private sector to build more airports in the country. It's a concern echoed by CAPA which reported that local airlines are resorting to upgauging aircraft to offset the slot restrictions at the country's main airport and also by expanding at other domestic hubs.....

https://centreforaviation.com/insights/ ... wth-409812

Quote:
"Cebu Pacific is taking seven 230-seat A321ceos in 2018 and also plans to receive the first of 32 236-seat A321neos at the end of 2018. The first A321ceo was put into service on 27-Mar-2018 on the Manila-Cebu route. Cebu Pacific took delivery of two more A321ceos in late Apr-2018.

The fleet of seven A321ceos will mainly be used in the domestic market, generating a 28% capacity increase on each flight upgauged from the A320. The A321s will all be based in Manila, where Cebu Pacific (and other Philippine carriers) have been unable to add frequencies due to slot restrictions. All seven of the aircraft are growth aircraft and therefore free up A320s for expansion in other markets."



This is borne out by the recent delivery of three A321ceos to 5J.....

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However, it's not merely upgauging as it also increases density to 230 pax...and up to 236 when the NEOs come...(at least still less than the 244 maximum)... :crowded:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... to-448491/


Wonder if 5J could also use the new A321ceos from MCIA T2 to its neighbors in the region? :scratchchin:

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri May 11, 2018 7:38 am

SleeplessInZh wrote:
Codeshare with american airlines?realy can someone cofirm that?it might be a hoax...seen in skyscrapercity.
If yes...i can see pal in oneworld.cathay the nearly bancrupt airline, maybe the investor:-)) or qatar.


For the past few months, it is possible to book certain AA flights from LAX on PAL's website.
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Fri May 11, 2018 5:51 pm

Given Boracay's closure, the opening of San Vicente Airport (SVA) in Palawan is quite timely.....

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The lack of accommodations and the beach being 5 kilometers away notwithstanding..... :cool2: .....

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This highlights even more acutely the need for a rugged and reliable 19-seat commuter for regularly scheduled flights and charter needs of small tour groups..... :airplane: .....

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Wonder when Cessna would actually make the SkyCourier available to the market :?:

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It should be just fine for PPS, IAO and Panglao as well. :checkmark:

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Sat May 12, 2018 12:43 pm

Slums are getting to rise there.the government should develop now that area (san vicente)with sustainable planning,so they'll be no chance for people to ilegally settle there and build their shanties.the government shouldn't allow any other 'building' activities...
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Sun May 13, 2018 10:31 pm

NEDA releases a big spoiler..... :expressionless: .....

http://bworldonline.com/gateway-airport ... ents-neda/

Quote:
"A FUTURE government will end up making the decision to designate a main international gateway airport for Metro Manila, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said, due to the long timelines for the airports under development around the nation’s capital.

After the NEDA Board approved San Miguel Corp.’s proposal to build a P735-billion airport in Bulacan, Mr. Pernia said economic planners are also looking at proposals to rehabilitate and decongest Metro Manila’s current international gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Mr. Pernia added that the NAIA redevelopment would be a “fallback” if the Bulacan or Sangley airport are delayed. However, he said that proponents should still evaluate scenarios for 'the coexistence of two big airports.'

Apart from the new unsolicited airport proposals, the government is currently constructing a new terminal of the Clark International Airport to help decongest NAIA."



Guess we will just have to grin and bear an upgraded NAIA for the short-medium term. :spin: In which case, the Government should speed up CRK's T2 construction and expedite the completion of CEB T2 to alleviate the congestion at MNL..... :crowded: ..... and award the NAIA redevelopment contract ASAP !..... :airplane: .....

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Meanwhile, over at Panglao..... :goodvibes: .....

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Wonder which will be completed first.....Caticlan or Panglao? :scratchchin:
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Tue May 15, 2018 3:31 am

Thank you for these pictures devilfish.are panglao and caticlan capable to the A321?(runway) both developing tourist hubs!
 
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Thu May 17, 2018 12:26 pm

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Thank you for these pictures devilfish.are panglao and caticlan capable to the A321?(runway) both developing tourist hubs!


Caticlan with the expanded runway can handle the A321, although I'm not sure if there are weight restrictions.
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Sat May 19, 2018 7:49 pm

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Thank you for these pictures devilfish.are panglao and caticlan capable to the A321?(runway) both developing tourist hubs!

Credit goes to the original sources. Panglao's runway is said to be 2,500 meters long. You can look at Airbus' specs to see if the A321 is okay to operate into and out of Panglao.



The Inquirer reports that LTP got the contract to maintain PR's incoming A359s and A321Ns for the next 12 years..... :airplane: .....

https://business.inquirer.net/251074/lu ... m-pal-deal

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"Flag carrier Philippine Airlines signed a $260-million long-term agreement with affiliate Lufthansa Technik Philippines for the maintenance of the airline’s new Airbus planes.

It noted that Lufthansa Technik had been preparing for the arrival of the new planes as early as 2016. The company, it said, would invest $15 million 'to cover the training of mechanics, facility adjustments and for tooling and materials.'

PAL is taking delivery of four A350-900s, six Airbus A321neos and five Bombardier Q400s in 2018. This will bring its fleet to 98 planes by the end of the year."



It seems LTP would spend that $15M at NAIA and not at CRK since it's only for facility adjustments, tooling and materials. :?: Hardly enough to cover the construction of a huge maintenance hangar across Rwy 24 for the medium term, as shown in one of the proposals. :scratchchin:



A slew of photos from SkyscraperCity showing the increased pace of finishing works at MCIA T2 as target opening date nears..... :spin: .....

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Sat May 19, 2018 9:20 pm

And as if NAIA's woes were not enough..... :sigh: .....

https://businessmirror.com.ph/expect-th ... urbishing/


But it's a very essential work that needs to be done periodically so NAIA would properly and efficiently function until its touted replacement could fully take over finally! :old:
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Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 pm

According to Flightglobal, Z2 is looking to expand much at CRK..... :stretch: .....

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 02-448725/


This as various companies acquire bid documents and attend the pre-bid conference for the Operation & Maintenance contract of Clark International Airport and the yet to-be-built Terminal 2.....

http://bworldonline.com/clark-airport-o ... -interest/


With quite a disincentive for one of the hitherto foreseen strong candidates..... :talktothehand: .....

http://business.inquirer.net/251224/8-g ... m-contract



Over at CEB.....BusinessWorld reports that Megawide's earnings have been boosted substantially by its airport business..... :house: .....

http://bworldonline.com/cebu-airport-dr ... gs-higher/


source: @dirtylilsecret - 05/21/2018 ---------- nice curvy wooden details..... :cheerful: .....
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Tue May 22, 2018 5:16 am

As per anonymous_filipino on SSC:

Ok, I’ll put down all the rumors here after getting a go signal from my source. NAIA will remain open as long as NMIAP is under construction. After NMIAP’s construction is done and after all the testing is also done, NAIA’s ops will transfer to NMIA, with NMIA inheriting NAIA’s IATA and ICAO codes. NAIA privatization is a go by the way.

I’ll give a hint, airport construction from scratch and built on a swampland usually takes longer than building an airport on solid ground. So yeah, without delays, NMIAP’s construction period will be at least 8 years if the private sector plans to open it with 2 parallel independent runways in Phase 1
 
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Tue May 22, 2018 7:33 pm

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As per anonymous_filipino on SSC:

Ok, I’ll put down all the rumors here after getting a go signal from my source. NAIA will remain open as long as NMIAP is under construction. After NMIAP’s construction is done and after all the testing is also done, NAIA’s ops will transfer to NMIA, with NMIA inheriting NAIA’s IATA and ICAO codes. NAIA privatization is a go by the way.

I’ll give a hint, airport construction from scratch and built on a swampland usually takes longer than building an airport on solid ground. So yeah, without delays, NMIAP’s construction period will be at least 8 years if the private sector plans to open it with 2 parallel independent runways in Phase 1


And as expected, the DOTr is giving preferential treatment to the NAIA Consortium's revised proposal..... :sly: .....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/ ... tation-bid


This indirectly may also be a reason for the "disqualifier" clause in the CRK O&M RFP.....and throws all sense of fair play into the wind.


Hopefully, these two photos of PR's incoming new planes will put us in the right mood again..... :airplane: .....



from PPSG.....

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Wed May 23, 2018 3:42 am

Devilfish wrote:
idp5601 wrote:
As per anonymous_filipino on SSC:

Ok, I’ll put down all the rumors here after getting a go signal from my source. NAIA will remain open as long as NMIAP is under construction. After NMIAP’s construction is done and after all the testing is also done, NAIA’s ops will transfer to NMIA, with NMIA inheriting NAIA’s IATA and ICAO codes. NAIA privatization is a go by the way.

I’ll give a hint, airport construction from scratch and built on a swampland usually takes longer than building an airport on solid ground. So yeah, without delays, NMIAP’s construction period will be at least 8 years if the private sector plans to open it with 2 parallel independent runways in Phase 1


And as expected, the DOTr is giving preferential treatment to the NAIA Consortium's revised proposal..... :sly: .....


As per another source, the DOTr is pushing hard for the bundling of the NAIA rehab with the Bulacan Airport project, although she's not sure if SMC have agreed to that yet. The NAIA Consortium is also looking to enter the Swiss challenge against SMC for the new airport.
 
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Wed May 23, 2018 8:34 pm

'Philippines' on the 2nd A350 looks straight ...or its maybe just the angle...
 
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Thu May 24, 2018 6:11 pm

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As per another source, the DOTr is pushing hard for the bundling of the NAIA rehab with the Bulacan Airport project, although she's not sure if SMC have agreed to that yet. The NAIA Consortium is also looking to enter the Swiss challenge against SMC for the new airport.

And that's where everything gets convoluted with all sorts of horse trading and spoils sharing schemes.

Meanwhile, the DOTr and NAIA Consortium are reported to be on the verge of completing their discussions re NAIA's upgrades and concession period..... :chat: .....

http://business.inquirer.net/251362/dot ... talks-soon


Seems I had recently seen similar figures bandied about elsewhere..... :scratchchin:



From SkyscraperCity.....almost there..... :arrow:

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Thu May 24, 2018 8:12 pm

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'Philippines' on the 2nd A350 looks straight ...or its maybe just the angle...

And simply puny on PR's first A321N seen here on its first flight..... :indifferent: .....



It's obvious they wanted to show forward movement...but it strikes one as a feeble attempt. That satellite antenna is BIG though!..... :stretch:
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Thu May 24, 2018 9:31 pm

Finally the first flight!!beautiful,with big beautiful satbox for perhaps, live tv etc!
 
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Thu May 24, 2018 10:01 pm

When's the new Terminal open in CEB?

I fly there frequently and love seeing the progress made. My next trip is 7/3 - 7/10, will I be lucky enough to see it completed?
 
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Thu May 24, 2018 10:44 pm

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When's the new Terminal open in CEB?

From SkyscraperCity.....June 2018..... :hyper: .....

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PWMRamper wrote:
I fly there frequently and love seeing the progress made. My next trip is 7/3 - 7/10, will I be lucky enough to see it completed?

The same poster said that June 7 is the inaugural opening...while June 22 is when T2 would start full operations. So if all goes well, you'll be deplaning at and clearing customs in T2...provided you are arriving on an international flight, and not transiting from MNL.



Meanwhile, M/GMR is seeking clarification from DOTr re CRK's O&M project criteria.....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/ ... t-criteria
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Fri May 25, 2018 3:42 am

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PWMRamper wrote:
When's the new Terminal open in CEB?

From SkyscraperCity.....June 2018..... :hyper: .....

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PWMRamper wrote:
I fly there frequently and love seeing the progress made. My next trip is 7/3 - 7/10, will I be lucky enough to see it completed?

The same poster said that June 7 is the inaugural opening...while June 22 is when T2 would start full operations. So if all goes well, you'll be deplaning at and clearing customs in T2...provided you are arriving on an international flight, and not transiting from MNL.



Meanwhile, M/GMR is seeking clarification from DOTr re CRK's O&M project criteria.....

https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/ ... t-criteria
Sounds good. Transiting through from Coron or Manila depending on the situation. Was going DVO-MNL or CEB to Coron then CEB or MNL on the return. MNL is only for Sky Jet and their BAe 146

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Sun May 27, 2018 12:27 am

Any news about pal's Unrefurb planes?booking through pal,and expecting to fly with the refurb A330,can be still very precarious,as some routes may still swap due to equipment change.this is not realy benifiting the 4 stars,it can lead to pax discomfort.even do 321neos are underway.i think pal is waiting to sell their unrefurb A330s,which is a bad idea.but if,then they need more A350s
 
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Sun May 27, 2018 12:41 am

And i think,its a downgrade to use A321neos on their existing A330 routes.as much as i love the a321neos.i have the feeling,that pal will use the A321neos in all their A330 asian/regional routes.A330s will be then finally used to middle eastern routes by 2021.which is a really bad strategy,passengers have then to wait toooo long,again.nightmare!i hope this is only fantasy of mine!they need all A330 to get refurbished!inconsistent A330 product.they are literally lying to passengers if they swap their aircrafts from a refurb a330 to an old a330 one.

I hope you understand what i mean.they are like flip-floping with their aircrafts.a stable line with the aircrafts and routes,is still like 'non excistent'.i could better explain in german
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Sun May 27, 2018 2:14 am

SleeplessInZh wrote:
And i think,its a downgrade to use A321neos on their existing A330 routes.as much as i love the a321neos.i have the feeling,that pal will use the A321neos in all their A330 asian/regional routes.A330s will be then finally used to middle eastern routes by 2021.which is a really bad strategy,passengers have then to wait toooo long,again.nightmare!i hope this is only fantasy of mine!they need all A330 to get refurbished!inconsistent A330 product.they are literally lying to passengers if they swap their aircrafts from a refurb a330 to an old a330 one.

I hope you understand what i mean.they are like flip-floping with their aircrafts.a stable line with the aircrafts and routes,is still like 'non excistent'.i could better explain in german

Not really, the refurbished A330s will still probably be used on the high demand routes around the region (HND, NRT, SYD, SIN, HKG, etc). The A321neo just doesn't hold that much cargo in it's belly, and PAL's customer base is heavily VFR.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon May 28, 2018 3:11 am

I do agree idp with your comments.i just hope,that they will not wait until the 321neos arrives,so that they can use the refurb A330s to middle eastern routes.refurb A330 routes are really well accepted in all asian/australian routes by now.the 321neos are great,but not as good as the Refurb A330.pal shouldn't downgrade their excisting refurb A330 routes.
But they need some sort of more A330 refurbishments...for the middle eastern routes.i know its low yielding...but they need to find a compromise
Maybe retrofitting their other 7 A330 to 2 class (business and eco) only.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon May 28, 2018 3:33 am

But yeah...middle east is the most challenging market for pal.you don't know if travellers,especially ofw,wants to fly on budget or not.pal can lose market share.emirates will atract more philippine ofw for mnl than the refurbished A330s from pal in future,because emirates will always have better cabins.:-(they need to catch up!
Their prices should be more expensive than cebpac but cheaper than emirates...
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon May 28, 2018 5:05 pm

SleeplessInZh wrote:
pal shouldn't downgrade their excisting refurb A330 routes. But they need some sort of more A330 refurbishments...for the middle eastern routes.i know its low yielding...but they need to find a compromise. Maybe retrofitting their other 7 A330 to 2 class (business and eco) only.

The A330s PAL is using to the ME are already configured in two classes.

SleeplessInZh wrote:
pal can lose market share.emirates will atract more philippine ofw for mnl than the refurbished A330s from pal in future,because emirates will always have better cabins.:-(they need to catch up! Their prices should be more expensive than cebpac but cheaper than emirates...

PAL will deploy aircraft and structure their fares as they see fit. No sense in underpricing state-owned competitors if it'd mean losing money in the end.


This piece from CAPA sums up the aviation situation in the country (PR's ME operation quoted in particular).....

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... wth-410102

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"PAL has tried to improve its performance in the Middle East by reintroducing a business class product and decoupling flights. PAL now serves all its destinations in the Middle East nonstop from Manila with two-class 368-seat A330-300s, featuring 18 lie-flat business class seats and 350 economy seats. At the beginning of 2017 PAL was operating 414-seat all-economy A330-300s on all Middle East flights and three destinations were served with one-stop tags.

See related report: Philippines-Middle East market: Philippine Airlines resumes expansion as Cebu Pacific Air retreats

Bookings and yields have improved, but PAL’s Middle East operation remains unprofitable. It will be extremely difficult for PAL’s Middle East operation to turn the corner, given its relatively large size (six destinations following the recent temporary suspension of Kuwait and over 20,000 weekly return seats during most of the year) and the current highly competitive environment."




From SkyscraperCity.....PAL's second A359 -- ln 228 about to receive its engines..... :smile: .....

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Hopefully, it could be delivered in time to join the opening of MCIA T2 on the revised July 01, 2018 date..... :crossfingers: .....

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon May 28, 2018 10:22 pm

More A350-900s!!such a beautiful and profitable plane for pal(smaller than A330) and the livery looks great on it:) :) :)
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Tue May 29, 2018 1:12 pm

More CEB images from SkyscraperCity :smile:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Tue May 29, 2018 8:52 pm

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More CEB images from SkyscraperCity :smile:
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Wow impressive!the desks are very special and unique.no terracota pots please in here!
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 9:00 pm

SleeplessInZh wrote:
More A350-900s!! such a beautiful and profitable plane for pal (smaller than A330)

The A330-300 is 63.66m L x 5.64m W ... while the A350-900 is 66.89m L x 5.96m W.

BTW, any pictures or video yet of PR's first A359 in flight :?: It was mentioned it's on the flightline awaiting first flight. :hyper:



Many more progress photos from SkyscraperCity of MCIA Terminal 2 as the soft opening approaches..... :camera: .....

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In the meantime, airline operators in the country are seeking fuel surcharges..... :house: .....

http://business.inquirer.net/251665/air ... -surcharge
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:33 am

Pals A321neo delivery is tonight at 9 pm.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:36 am

PAL'S A321 neo (Airbus video)

https://youtu.be/gHYy2nQSMNQ
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:08 pm

SleeplessInZh wrote:
Pals A321neo delivery is tonight at 9 pm.

Airbus' photo release...that GTF is huge..... :smile: .....

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"Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft in Hamburg, Germany.

This is the first of 21 A321neo aircraft ordered by the airline under its fleet renewal programme. Powered by Pratt and Whitney Pure Power engines, the new aircraft features a premium two class layout with 12 business class seats and 154 seats in the main cabin.

Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, Philippine Airlines will deploy the A321neo aircraft across the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and India."
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:46 pm

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:46 pm

Such a beautiful plane!finally the wait for the A321neo is over!it needed so much patience.where to track this flight?i can't find it @ flightradar.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:32 pm

More A321neo pictures.... :eyepopping: :eyepopping: :eyepopping:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:44 pm

More pictures from @flyPAL on instagram....
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:39 pm

Omg!im shocked how beautiful it is.
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:18 pm

PR's first A359 had its initial engine runs..... :goodvibes: .....

From the A350 P&D thread.....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146519169 ... 787196984/


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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:50 am

More PAL A321neo photos:
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:45 pm

Some less often seen features of MCIA T2 from SkyscraperCity..... :cool2: .....

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.....and the not quite rare ones..... :wink2: .....

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Wish the main concourse extension were built already instead of maybe coming after some years..... :crossfingers: .....

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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:12 am

The diamond droplets;that made the seats unique...sad not to see them on the 321neo eco seats.but anyway its an outstanding cabin.for me,5 star worthy cabin!i love the shinny floor.its one of the most beautiful cabin on a 321neo,if not the best.i'll have to wait for the reviews!
 
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:22 am

SleeplessInZh wrote:
The diamond droplets;that made the seats unique...sad not to see them on the 321neo eco seats.but anyway its an outstanding cabin.for me,5 star worthy cabin!i love the shinny floor.its one of the most beautiful cabin on a 321neo,if not the best.i'll have to wait for the reviews!


If you mean this, it's still there on the sides of the seats. Same design with the A330, as done by Tokyo-based Lift Aero.
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:05 am

LRB40 wrote:
SleeplessInZh wrote:
The diamond droplets;that made the seats unique...sad not to see them on the 321neo eco seats.but anyway its an outstanding cabin.for me,5 star worthy cabin!i love the shinny floor.its one of the most beautiful cabin on a 321neo,if not the best.i'll have to wait for the reviews!


If you mean this, it's still there on the sides of the seats. Same design with the A330, as done by Tokyo-based Lift Aero.
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Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:41 am

Does anyone know when the first PR A321neo revenue service would be?
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