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Philippine Airlines switches to A330 aircraft on Sydney route

Aviation Updates Philippines – As reported in Routesonline, Philippine Airlines is adjusting scheduled services to Sydney, Australia from the Philippine capital.
SYDNEY OPERATIONS. For the off-peak season, Philippine Airlines is reducing flights to Sydney to six times per week but is upgraded to Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Photo by Dirk Salcedo – PPSG/DVO
Starting August 1, the national flag carrier will deploy the Airbus A330-300 aircraft in replacement of the Airbus A321neo on the route.

However, with the larger aircraft being deployed, overall frequency is slightly reduced from nine times weekly to six times weekly. 

The current schedule was introduced at the end of March this year for the summer season on-board the long-haul single-aisle jet.

In addition, a seventh-weekly service will commence on December 4 until January 30 of next year in time for the Christmas season. 

The schedule is as follows:
PR213 MNL1115 – 2130SYD 333 17
PR211 MNL2225 – 0845+1SYD 333 x137

PR214 SYD0600 – 1215MNL 333 12
PR212 SYD1030 – 1650MNL 333 x124

From December last year up until January, the Airbus A350-900 was deployed in the Manila-Sydney route three times weekly.

The Airbus A330 to be used in this route will most likely be the tri-class configuration (all aircraft registered RP-C878X). It is fitted with 18 seats in business class, 24 seats in premium economy, and 267 seats economy specially crafted and designed for medium-haul to long-haul operations.

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