Passengers flying with Philippine Airlines (PAL) can now enjoy 30 minutes internet browsing or 15 MB data usage for FREE.
After that they can surf for the rest of the journey at 50 percent off on myPALWiFi upgrade plans.
Each subscription plan is tailored to suit different usage needs of the passengers, beginning with the basic US$ 5 for 35MB. The US$ 20 plan for 150MB is suited for those who need more usage.
PAL is using SITAONAIR’s Internet Onair technology to deliver the service, rebranded as myPAL Wi-fi.
It actually started offering 30 minutes free inflight internet in March 2016. At that time the airline planned the offer to run for one year on its 21 aircraft equipped with connectivity, including six B777-300ER and 15 A330-300s.
Jaime J. Bautista, PAL President and COO:
“The free Wi-Fi offer was very well received when we first launched it for a limited period. We are very proud to be the first airline in Asia to offer free wi-fi onboard for all passengers traveling on international flights that are equipped with the service.
“We continuously work towards addressing our passengers’ needs and have also come up with more affordable renewal price plans, and soon, access to hi-speed internet even while flying at 30,000 feet. This latest offering, which enables customers to stay connected inflight, is the airline’s way of demonstrating its ‘heartfelt’ service philosophy.”
About Philippine Airlines (PAL)
Philippine Airlines is the flag carrier of the Philippines and is headquarted in Metro Manila. It has hubs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport of Cebu.
Routes: Philippine Airlines serves over 30 destinations in the Philippines and over 40 overseas destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Oceania, North America and Europe.
Fleet: Philippine Airlines currently has over 60 aircraft, including:
- 9 Airbus A320
- 24 Airbus A321
- 15 Airbus A330
- 6 Airbus A340
- 8 Boeing 777
PAL has orders for 30 Airbus A320neo, 6 Airbus A350-900 and 12 Bombardier Q400.
(As always, these figures are a bestimate and change frequently)
Passenger numbers: Over 12 million a year.
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