PAL rolls out tri-class A330 with New Premium Economy

/ 12:55 AM June 29, 2017

Philippine Airlines is upgrading the cabin layout of eight monoclass 414-seater A330-300s, reducing the number of seats to 309 in a tri-class configuration, with Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class sections.

The reconfigured A330 rolled out today will be utilized for the Manila-Honolulu-Manila route starting this month, June 2017. Other A330 tri-class planes will be unveiled in July for Melbourne and Shanghai, in August for Sydney, in September for Hongkong, in October for Narita, in November for Haneda and Osaka and in December for Singapore.

“Philippine Airlines is aiming higher than ever. This considerable investment in new seats and inflight entertainment shows just how serious we are about our brand positioning as the full service carrier of the Philippines. As this journey of excellence continues, we intend to raise our industry ratings by winning over more customers and earning more stars,” PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said.

New Business Class: a premium experience with direct-aisle access for all


PAL’s Vantage XL seats from Thompson Aerospace deliver the ultimate travel experience. Each seat features an ultra-comfortable adjustable air cushion system for greater relaxation and, in fully flat bed mode, a better sleep. Plus lots of living space to eat, relax or work, all with enhanced privacy. And more than 50% of the seats are singles. Features include:

  • Fully flat bed of 78 inches long with a seat/bed width of 23 inches
  • All seats with direct aisle access
  • Unprecedented comfort: adjustable air cushion system by Lantal
  • Massage function
  • 4-way headrest
• Individual reading light
• Shelf for small items with adjustable mood light
  • Headphone hook
  • Fabric seat cover with an extra layer of padding for enhanced comfort
  • Padded inner shell for noise absorption
  • Large 18.5-inch monitor with on-demand entertainment
  • AC power and USB port at every seat

Extra comfort with greater control: the new true Premium Economy

Travelers can now pamper themselves with more space to relax and unwind. PAL’s new Premium Economy Class provides an upgraded experience in a dedicated zone just after Business Class. The new seats are packed with creature comforts:

  • Spacious 2-3-2 configuration
  • Generous 19.55 inch seat width, 38 inch pitch and 8 inch recline
  • Legrest and foot support
  • 4-way headrest
  • Fabric seat cover with an extra layer of padding for enhanced comfort
  • Wide center cocktail table
  • Personal pull-out mini table
  • Two dedicated pockets for small personal items
  • Coat hook
  • 13.3 inch touch screen monitor with on-demand entertainment
  • AC power and USB port at every seat

Added value in Economy Class

PAL’s reconfigured A330-300s offer Economy Class passengers the extra space that can make all the difference on a long flight. With a focus on comfort and tranquil surroundings, the new brand new seats include:

  • 18-inch seat width and 6-inch recline
  • Spacious 32-inch seat pitch
• 4-way headrest
  • Seat bottom cushion that moves forward when reclining for enhanced comfort
  • Fabric seat cover with an extra layer of padding for enhanced comfort
  • Wide armrests
  • USB port at every seat
  • Large 10.1 inch touch screen monitor

Brand new entertainment system for all

PAL’s NEW myPAL eSuite personal TV from Zodiac Inflight Innovations give passengers access to a wide selection of content via touch screen monitors in all classes. The aircraft are also equipped with myPAL Wi-fi allowing passengers to surf, browse and stay connected.

It’s all about arriving relaxed and refreshed

The new PAL cabin sports a refreshed, modern design that celebrates the rich heritage of Filipino textiles and our dynamic, future-focused outlook, designed by Daniel Baron of Tokyo- based Lift Strategic Design.

PAL’s reconfigured long-haul A330 delivers a truly premium experience:

  • World-standard comfort in all classes
  • First in SE Asia with the Thompson Vantage XL in Business Class, the most comfortable seat in its class, designed for sleep and with ample privacy, plus direct aisle access
  • First in Asia with an adjustable air cushion system in Business Class
  • First in the Philippines to offer a true Premium Economy class
  • Economy class seat designed for long-haul comfort
  • On-demand audio and video, plus connectivity to surf and stay in touch

The reconfigured long-haul A330s reflect Philippine Airlines’ passion to exceed expectations with innovative, customer-centric products. Wherever we fly, we are dedicated to delivering greater comfort together with PAL’s signature Heart of the Filipino hospitality.

Reconfigured Economy Seat IFE Monitor

Reconfigured Economy Class Seat

Reconfigured Economy Class cabin

Reconfigured Premium Economy Seat

Reconfigured Business Class Seat – Center Double

Reconfig Business Class Seat Bed Mode.

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TAGS: A330 cabin reconfigurations, Economy class, I monoclass 414-seater A330-300s, Philippine Airlines, Premium Economy, reducing the number of seats to 309 in a tri-class configuration, with Business
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