Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of the the first
of 39 new Airbus A321 aircraft.
The first seven A321 deliveries comprise
of the A321ceo (Current Engine Option) variants, with the next
tranche of A321ceo deliveries scheduled in the coming months.
Aside from seven A321ceos, Cebu Pacific has an
existing order of 32 Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft,
deliveries of which are expected to start by late-2018 until 2022.
The A321ceos of Cebu Pacific boasts seats made
by world-renowned seat manufacturer Recaro. Ergonomically designed
with an angled backrest, each seat is also equipped with a USB
port for passengers to charge their mobile devices inflight.
In addition, the new seats are 40% lighter than
conventional economy-class seat models. Coupled with increased
cabin space, the A321ceos of Cebu Pacific can easily accommodate
50 additional seats, bringing the total passenger capacity to 230
(an increase of seat capacity by 27%). The additional seating
capacity will help further lower unit seat costs enabling CEB to
pass on the benefits through lower fares to its customers.
The new aircraft supports Cebu Pacific’s
expansion plans across the region, further boosting a network that
now spans over 100 routes on 37 domestic and 26 international
Cebu Pacific’s now 62-fleet is one of the most
modern in the world, comprised of 1 Airbus A321ceo, 36 Airbus
A320, 8 Airbus A330, 8 ATR 72-500, and 9 ATR 72-600.