Philippine Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in Hamburg, Germany. This is the first of 21 A321neos ordered by the airline under its fleet renewal programme. Powered by Pratt & 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.
Philippine Airlines will deploy the A321neo across the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia and India. The A321neo joins an existing Airbus fleet at the airlines that currently includes 25 A320ceo family aircraft, 15 widebody A330s and five A340s. The carrier will also take delivery of the first of six A350-900 widebody aircraft on order later this year.