PICTURES: Philippine Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A321

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) took delivery of its first Airbus A321 aircraft on 6 August.

It is the first of 44 A321s ordered by the carrier, says Airbus, and has been configured with 12 business class and 187 economy class seats. PAL will deploy the aircraft on selected domestic and international routes.

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The carrier will also take delivery of the first of 20 new A330-300s in the third quarter of this year. It is also in the process of adding four used A340-300s to its fleet, which will be deployed on services to Europe starting in September.

Philippine Airlines operates 22 Airbus A320 family aircraft, while its sister carrier PAL Express operates nine A320s. It also operates seven A340-300s and eight A330s.