Philippine Airlines (PAL) is deploying its Airbus A350-900s to upgrade key long-haul routes and might use 2019’s deliveries to open new international markets. The carrier has received four A350-900s from a total order for six. It will use the aircraft to start direct flights from Manila to New York Kennedy from Oct. 29, replacing a one-stop service via Vancouver. PAL has a high-gross-weight version of the aircraft, so will carry a full load of 295 passengers each way on this route, ...

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