Mon, 4 Feb 2019

Cebu Pacific to Take Delivery of 12 New Aircraft in 2019

Cebu Pacific will expand its fleet this year with 12 brand new aircraft, including six Airbus A321neos; five A320neos; and an ATR 72-600.

 The A321neos feature 236 seats which is 56 seats or 31% more capacity than the A320. The aircraft is capable of operating routes of up to seven hours flight time, allowing the carrier to explore new destinations like India, Russia, northern Japan and other cities in Australia.

"2019 is the year we accelerate growth. On average, we will be receiving one brand-new aircraft per month which we can use to increase capacity in key markets or even launch new routes. For 2019, we expect capacity to grow from low to mid-teens," said Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific.

Cebu Pacific Airbus A320 reg: RP-C3279. Picture taken by Steven Howard of at Changi Airport in Singapore. Click to enlarge.

The CEB fleet is currently comprised of an Airbus A321neo, 36 Airbus A320s, seven  Airbus A321ceos, eight Airbus A330s, eight ATR 72-500s, and 12 ATR 72-600s.

"Cebu Pacific is expanding rapidly and plays an important part in the transformation of Philippines' aviation sector and has played a key role in supporting tourism, trade and business links between Philippines, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East," said Jean Francois Laval, Executive Vice President for Sales in Asia of Airbus.

CEB is aiming to fly 200 million passengers by 2020, as it expands its route network and upgrades its fleet to bigger and more fuel-efficient aircraft. The carrier hit the milestone of 150 million passengers flown since inception in late 2017.

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