Philippine Airlines orders 10 A330-300 widebody aircraft

Philippine Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 10 additional A330-300 widebody aircraft.

This follows a major order from the airline in August for 44 single-aisle A321s and 10 A330s under the carrier’s fleet modernisation programme.

For its latest order, the airline has chosen the 240-tonne high-gross-weight version of the A330, offering extra range capability.

This will reportedly enable the airline to operate the aircraft non-stop from Manila to any destination in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as to the Middle East and as far as Honolulu in the US.