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Upgrade your flight: Lufthansa Technik Philippines supports Philippine Airlines, as it upgrades its A330-300s

In line with its aim to become a 5-star airline in 5years, Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently unveiled its newly reconfigured A330-300s cabins. The previously all-economy class A330s have been retrofitted with a new, tri-class 309 seater model with Economy, Premium Economy, and Business class seats.

Supporting PAL’s fleet, Lufthansa Technik Philippines has been performing cabin reconfigurations on eight of the airline’s A330s this 2017. “We are happy to be Philippine Airlines’ partner in their goal of becoming a 5-star airline,” says Rosario Esquillo, Division Manager for Key Accounts. “Lufthansa Technik Philippines has gained significant experience in cabin retrofits for different aircraft types. We can provide PAL with the best service and know-how, for the benefit of their passengers.”

Philippine Airlines chose Thomson Aero Seating’s Vantage XL seat for its A330s’ business class cabin. At the same time, it adds Premium Economy, all new economy class seats, and on-demand audio and video, plus connectivity.

The newly reconfigured A330 was launched at the LTP facility last June 13, 2017. Distinguished guests and media attended the event.

Comprehensive and strong support

From the time PAL took delivery of its first Boeing 777 in 2009, Lufthansa Technik Philippines has provided them technical support, up to A-checks. As their 777s matured, it made sense for the MRO to build up its capabilities to accommodate the airline customer’s requirements. This year, RP-C7773 became LTP’s first Boeing 777 C-check.

To support the future of Philippine Airlines’ fleet, Lufthansa Technik Philippines also upgraded its service capabilities to include next-generation aircraft. Last year, it started preparations for A321 neo and A350 capabilities. The capabilities are in time for PAL’s new aircraft when they enter into service in January and June 2018, respectively. PAL has 21 A321 neos and 6 A350s on order.

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