Cebu Pacific has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10
A321XLR and 5 A320neo.
Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher
capacity version of the A330-900, with 460 seats in single class configuration.
The airline also becomes one of the launch airlines
for the A321XLR, which will be able to fly nonstop from
Philippines to destinations as far afield as India and Australia.
The A321XLR has a range of up to 4,700nm – 15 percent more than
The A320neo aircraft will be the first of the type
to feature 194 seats in a single class layout.
agreement supports CEB’s ongoing fleet renewal programme, which
aims to have only new generation, environmentally efficient
aircraft by 2024.
“The A330neo will give us the lowest cost per
seat and allow us to continue offering the lowest fares. Moreover,
the lower fuel burn matched with higher seat density will allow
Cebu Pacific to address growing demand for leisure and business
travel, by upgrading aircraft and maximising available airport
slots in Manila and other megacities we serve,” said Lance
Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific. “Our strategy is to
replace our fleet with bigger and more fuel-efficient aircraft to
fly more passengers utilising our existing slots while reducing
our environmental footprint per passenger. We will be operating an
all Airbus NEO fleet by end-2024 and retiring our older-generation
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