Cebu Pacific to receive 12 new aircraft this year
February 11, 2019 / THEODORE KOUMELIS
The Philippines' airline, Cebu Pacific, is set to receive 12 brand new aircraft to support its expansion plans for 2019. The aircraft deliveries include six Airbus A321neo; five A320neo; and an ATR 72-600. The A321neo boasts of 236 seats, with 56 seats or 31% more capacity than the A320. This will enable CEB to offer more seats and maximise airport slots. The aircraft is capable of operating routes in excess of 5,000 kilometres or fly up to seven hours, allowing the carrier to explore new destinations such as 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.