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Philippine Airlines’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft recently arrived in Manila from the US plane maker’s plant in Seattle, Washington. The third B777 in PAL’s wide body fleet, the new plane will immediately go into service across the Pacific and Australia, its first assignment. Photo shows Capt. Alejandro Campos (left), PAL VP for flight operations, and Ismael Augusto Gozon, PAL SVP for operations, shaking hands with Gary Youngblood (right), field service manager of Boeing Company during simple blessing rites at the new A380 hangar of Lufthansa Technik Philippines in Pasay City.

Philippine Airlines will soon offer non-stop flights to Toronto, Paris and New York City, according to PAL president Ramon S. Ang.

Ang made the announcement during the recent cocktail party for the arrival of the airline’s third Boeing 777-300ER.

“In the months ahead, three more Boeing 777 aircraft will be delivered to PAL. For us, it means a modern fleet that we can be proud of. And for our loyal passengers, this means more new exciting destinations. In the near future, PAL will fly non-stop to Toronto, Paris and New York City,” Ang said.

The Toronto service could be added in three months and the Paris service by February 2014, he added.

“The Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market for air travel and we need to improve our competitiveness as an airline. Our number one priority is to turnaround PAL by tapping into the strengths of San Miguel Corp. and the Lucio Tan group of Companies. As PAL President, I am committed to transforming our airline’s business operations,” he said.

PAL is now under the management control of San Miguel Corp, which is also led by Ang.

Also unveiled during the cocktails were new inflight dishes prepared by five top-rated guest chefs; book & buy ticketing kiosks to be installed at selected Petron gas stations; and Apple inflight iPads for entertainment onboard trans-Pacific flights.

The first three Boeing 777-300ERs were delivered in November 2009, January 2012 and June 2012, respectively. The 370-seater B777s currently fly to Vancouver, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan (via Cebu).

Photo from www.philippineairlines.com

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