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Cebu Pacific to add 12 aircraft in 2019

January 31, 2019 / MAVIS TOH

Cebu Pacific will add 12 new aircraft to its fleet this year, as it enters the next stage of expansion with the delivery of the re-engined Airbus A320 family aircraft. In a press event in Manila to mark the entry of its first A321neo, the carrier says it will take delivery of six A321neos, five A320neos and an ATR 72-600 over the next 12 months.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,” says president and chief executive Lance Gokongwei.The Philippine low-cost carrier says the 236-seat A321neo help it maximise precious airport slots at Manila’s congested Ninoy AquinoInternational. Its longer range will also allow the carrier explore new destinations in India, Russia, northern Japan and Australia.