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Cebu Pacific Signs Lease with RBS Aviation Capital for 2 Airbus A320s

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Cebu Pacific has signed six-year operating lease agreements with Dublin-based RBS Aviation Capital for 2 brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft to be delivered in March 2012.

This will be on top of CEBs 27 Airbus A320 aircraft purchase orders to be delivered from September 2011 until 2016, and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders to be delivered from 2017-2021.

CEB recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of the 30 A321neo aircraft. The A321neos will be a first of its type to operate in the Philippines, being a larger and longer-haul version of the familiar Airbus A320.

These two leased A320 aircraft will further increase our fleet size, allowing us to offer lower fares and even more routes, destinations and flights to our guests. It will also enable us to continue expanding aggressively in the Asia-Pacific region, especially as we await delivery of more brand-new CEB aircraft, said CEB President and CEO, Lance Gokongwei.

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 15 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Of the 15 A320s, 9 are under operating lease agreements.

RBS Aviation Capital ranks among the worlds top five operating lessors by fleet value. Founded in 2001, it has 100 airline customers and 36 investor customers in 38 countries.

RBS Aviation Capitals CEO Peter Barrett said, This is our first transaction in the Philippines, and our first lease agreement with Cebu Air. We look forward to new opportunities in the region and developing a key relationship with one of the countrys leading domestic carriers.

CEB currently flies to 34 domestic and 16 international destinations including Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Beijing, Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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