Philippine Airlines has introduced a new Airbus A321neo SR aircraft to serve as the primary single-aisle jetliner for Asian regional flights, in the latest phase of the flag carrier’s fleet modernization program.  

The aircraft is the first of a batch of 15 that will be progressively introduced into the PAL fleet over the next few years.  

"Our passengers will appreciate the more comfortable layout of the aircraft," said PAL President Gilbert F. Santa Maria. “The A321neo’s new engines, ‘sharklet’ wingtips and other innovations also make the airplane quieter, more efficient and kinder to the environment, which is good news for the planet.”    

Added Santa Maria: "Our newest A321neo will become the single-aisle mainstay for regional routes, helping PAL in our mission to boost tourism from the high-producing tourist countries in the region such as China, Japan, Korea and our ASEAN neighbors."  

"Our award-winning inflight service, extensive entertainment selections, comfortable seats and brand new planes are earning the appreciation of more and more passengers,” said PAL President Santa Maria. “We will extend the same service experience to passengers flying our A321neo SR."