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
"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
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
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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