Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be increasing capacity of Manila to Guam flights in time for the Christmas peak season this December. The airline will be upgrading the aircraft of two of its seven flights weekly to the 309-seater tri-class Airbus A330 aircraft. Presently, 199-seater Airbus A321-200 aircraft are used on all seven flights to Guam. The aircraft upgrade will result to a 15% seat capacity increase.
PAL will utlize A330 jets every Sunday and Friday from Manila and every Monday and Saturday from Guam starting December 15, 2019 until January 13, 2020. A321 aircraft will still be utilized for the rest of the week.
The upgrading of aircraft twice a week will mean an additional 110 seats per flight for a total of 990 seats each way and 1,980 seats both ways during the holiday period.
PAL's 309-seater A330 aircraft has a tri-class configuration which includes, 18 all-aisle access full-flat business class seats, 24 8-inch recline premium economy seats, and 267 economy class seats. All seats are equipped with individual Inflight Entertainment Systems (IFE), MyPAL WiFi, and USB power supply. Business class seats are also equipped with Pneumatic Comfort System which also has a massage function.
Philippine Airlines has a fleet of 98 aircraft. PAL has also been recently ranked as the Most Improved Airline in the World and 30th Best Airline during the 2019 Skytrax Airline Awards.