New generation Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be deployed by Philippine Airlines from Manila to London and North America.

The three-class aircraft have a long-range capability of up to 8,000 nautical miles and a quieter cabin with up to four times less noise.

The airline has been operating a Boeing 777-300ER on the London-Manila route since last September.

The A350s will be configured with 30 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy and 241 in economy.

All seats will have personal TV screens with dual screen functionality.

Passengers can pair their screens with mobile devices via a myPAL Player app to select content to be displayed on the screen or track the flight’s progress.

Free high-speed wi-fi will be offered to all passengers, subject to time and volume caps, with “affordable” renewal plans.

Philippine Airlines will take delivery of the aircraft in July.

The will be used on the Manila-New York route from October while a date for the switch to the new aircraft on the Manila-London route is yet to be confirmed.