**FILE** Guests chat in the brand new Airbus A321-200 passenger plane of the Philippine Airlines, the country's flag-carrier, during a ceremony at its hangar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on Aug. 8, 2013. The 199-seater plane is the first acquisition of the Philippine Airlines from the 65 new airplanes, including 20 wide-body A330-300s, procured by PAL over a period of seven years as part of its fleet renewal program. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Guests chat in the brand new Airbus A321-200 passenger plane of the Philippine Airlines, the country's flag-carrier, during a ceremony at its hangar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on Aug. 8, 2013. The 199-seater plane is the first acquisition of the Philippine Airlines from the 65 new airplanes, including 20 wide-body A330-300s, procured by PAL over a period of seven years as part of its fleet renewal program. (Associated Press)