Philippine Airlines this week began deploying its newest aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, on its prime Manila-Tokyo Narita daily service. The state-of-the-art aircraft, delivered less than two months ago, flies to Japan’s premium international gateway in addition to PAL’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Tokyo Narita is the second destination served by PAL’s Boeing 777-300ER. The jet has been flying the Hong Kong route since 26 November 2009. It will be deployed on the Sydney and Melbourne services by mid-March.
Accommodating 42 passengers in Mabuhay Class (business) and 328 in Fiesta Class (economy), PAL’s Boeing 777-300ER features a cutting-edge inflight entertainment system, comfortable seats, and a soothing, coastal resort-themed cabin design that aims to evoke the tranquil seas of the Philippines.
Each seat is outfitted with a personal television with Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) capability. The fully digital inflight entertainment system enables passengers to choose from a broad range of media content.
The options include six short films, 12 audio program channels, 19 of the latest Hollywood and Filipino movies, and more than 50 CD selections. There’s also a range of popular digital games, including Sudoku, Tetris, Invasion and more.
Mabuhay Class seats, supplied by Recaro of Germany, boast a generous 78-inch pitch and are adjustable to a variety of positions, including a full, lie-flat recline with a 15-degree angle.
Each seat in Mabuhay Class is equipped with individual “gooseneck” reading lights, a laptop charging port, and a USB port enabling passengers to listen to their MP3 collection or view their PDF files.
In Fiesta Class, passengers also experience enhanced comfort with their Weber-designed seats that feature a 34-inch pitch and an actuating seat pan that enables the bottom cushion to move up or forward when reclining, adding to the comfort level.© Japan Today