State-run Social Security System (SSS) has identified two provincial airports for its infrastructure investments as part of efforts to support the Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure program.
“We’re trying to propose, with an investor, to develop the Davao International Airport and the Cagayan International Airport. We will be an investor. So for example if the project cost is P5 billion, we will account for the 30 percent and if they say earn, 20 percent, we will get that too,” Valdez said.
Given that the A350 will have premium economy, it really is a big question as to why they aren't reconfiguring the triple 7s. It's one thing to have mismatching products in business class, but it's also another thing to have a whole cabin that won't be offered on the majority of the bread and butter routes of LAX/SFO.
If anything, the incoming 777s should really be delivered with the new product, even if it means a decrease in seats. After all, can they really fill 370 seats to LHR?
Thompson vantage xl isn't really a great product if you want to cram seats in a 777, we know. But there are other creative options like Zodiac Optima or Stelia Opal if they want to keep direct aisle access, or even plain old thompson vantage, which at least would have direct access for the center seats and throne seats, instead of the current layout which basically inconveniences everyone.
No, it is PAL's belief that 13 and 22 is unlucky. RP-C7771 (B77W) & RP-C9922 (A321) are examples, they dont exist because 7+7+7+1=22 and 9+9+2+2=22. Take a look at PAL's registration gaps in planespotters.net and add up the numbers. I just dont kow why 7770 doesnt exist.
I think there is something wrong with this announcement. The first A321neo ULR variant (3x act) with 4,000nm range at 168 pax will come out only in February 2019 and PAL is not the first operator. I believe this is only the A321neo LR (2x act) with the amenities mentioned. Another variant of this type was mentioned by CAPA to have a seat of 176. Could be a mix up. It should be capable of flying Brisbane direct though.
As stated earlier, there are errors to this report.
The A321NEO that PAL receives in February is not the LR variant. While the A321neo ACF story is correct, it does not have the range to fly 4,000nm.
According to Airbus statement yesterday, The A321neo ACF is the base for a longer range (LR) variant known as the A321LR.
The very first of this type was just shown yesterday. The 3500nm-ranged CFM powered plane if you figure the livery. It will undergo ground tests prior to its scheduled first flight "in the coming weeks" according to Airbus.
Next to this might very well be the first PAL plane (cn8090) with P&W engines.
The first delivery of A321LR is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2018. Air Astana is known to be the first operator of this LR variant.
Having said the facts, it can be told now that the six A321N frames PAL ordered were merely the Airbus Cabin Flex (ACF) frames with two auxiliary fuel tanks (ACT) and not the LR variant with 3 ACT for 4,000nm range.
This 97 tonnes base plane with almost 30 tonnes of fuel does have the range to fly 3,500nm at maximum payload according to PAL sources. With 168 passengers it can fly MEL with ease at 15-18t payload. Indeed they don't need the LR kind.
With six of them coming this year, we should see SYD on 2x daily and MEL daily flights in addition to inaugural March flights in BNE. We could see DEL in alternating days when they are flown.
The relieve A330's out of Oz is expected to fly MNL-AKL replacing the A340.
HI I'm new to this forum and recenlty join I been following this forum since late 2016 only recently decided to join. with regards to PAL A321neo it looks liked their will be no premium economy which I find baffling since they recently introduced on thier recent Tri-class A330 which they deployed to Australia and Hawaill ?
I guess that they just called the vanilla A321neo with auxiliary tanks the "A321neo Long Range version" in Mabuhay magazine article to differentiate it from A321LR and the remaining A321neo with ACF, the former of which PAL will not operate.
One can only wonder if the ACFs will also have the same amenities as the "A321neo Long Range version." It seems a bit overkill to have lie-flat seats in Business for shorter hops.