PAL’s wet-leased A330-200s arrive in Manila


Two Airbus A330-200 aircraft wet-leased by Philippine Airlines (PAL) from Spanish carrier Wamos Air landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Wednesday morning.

The widebody planes, registered as EC-NCK and EC-NUI, arrived in Manila from Madrid, Spain, at 8:18 a.m. and 7:20 a.m., respectively, according to flight tracking data from FlightRadar24.com.

The EC-NUI aircraft features a two-class configuration with 20 business class seats and 268 economy class seats, while the EC-NCK has a slightly smaller economy cabin with 260 seats, based on information from Planespotters.net.

Earlier this month, PAL announced a wet-lease agreement with Wamos Air to supplement its fleet during the upcoming peak travel season.

The Spanish carrier’s A330-200 aircraft will be deployed exclusively on routes between Manila and the Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney.

Under the agreement, Wamos Air will provide the flight crew, while PAL will supply three flight attendants to ensure its “signature heartfelt brand of service,” as stated by the flag carrier.

The wet-leased aircraft are expected to commence operations on PAL’s Australian routes starting June 1st, providing additional capacity to meet the anticipated surge in travel demand.

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