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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

Cebu Pacific Signs Firm Order for 16 Airbus A330neo Aircraft

Cebu Pacific has signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 A330neo aircraft.

The order firms up the wide-body portion of a previously announced MOU, which also includes commitments for 10 A321XLR and five A320neo single-aisle aircraft.

The A330neo ordered by Cebu Pacific is a higher-capacity version of the A330-900 and will have up to 460 seats in a single-class configuration.

Cebu Pacific plans to operate the aircraft on trunk routes within Philippines and the rest of Asia, as well as on longer range services to Australia and the Middle East.

Cebu Pacific Airbus A330-900. Click to enlarge.

Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Pacific President and CEO, said, The A330neo is integral to our fleet modernisation programme. With this purchase, we aim to reduce our fuel emission and build a more sustainable operation. This will also give us the lowest cost per seat, at the same time enabling CEB to increase seat capacity and maximise valuable airport slots in Manila and other Asian megacities.

The A330neo is powered by Trent 7000 engines from Rolls-Royce and has a range of up to 8,000 nautical miles / 15,000 kilometres.

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, said, Cebu Pacific is a pace-setter and surely one of the most respected and well managed airlines in the low-cost sector. This new order is another important endorsement for the value-based proposition that the A330neo brings to highly competitive markets. The increased capacity version of the aircraft developed for Cebu Pacific will help achieve even greater efficiencies for high density regional and long range routes.

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