Philippine Airlines has announced it will be increasing the capacity on its Manila-New York JFK route in October this year. The airline will be deploying a new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to increase the capacity on the route.
A spokesperson of Philippine Airlines in a statement said that the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft would be launched on October 26, 2015 to operate flights to New York JFK from Manila. The aircraft is configured in two classes with a total capacity of 370 seats. The customers will be offered 42 seats in business class and 328 seats in economy class.
With the launch of the new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the capacity on Manila-New York JFK route will be increased by 46 percent. The airline is until now operating an Airbus A340 aircraft with a capacity of seating a total of 254 passengers.
Philippine Airlines will be operating flights between Manila and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with a stopover in Vancouver in both directions. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be featuring USB ports, power sockets, Wi-Fi and seatback in-flight entertainment among various other facilities. The airline is presently utilizing its Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts to conduct flights from Manila to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto.
Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Airlines, said, “With the launch of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to the US mainland the airline will be able to fulfil its objective of operating its long-haul flights quite economically and efficiently. The passengers travelling between Manila and New York JFK will also be able to enjoy Filipino hospitality in the modern Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.”