Cebu Pacific receives first Airbus A330neo

Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first A330neo as it begins its widebody fleet modernization program.

The aircraft is configured with 459 seats in single-class layout and will be operated by the airline on trunk routes within the Philippines and the rest of Asia, as well as on longer range services to Australia and the Middle East. The A330neo offers versatility for a wide range of routes from shorter regional services to medium and long haul operations.

Altogether Cebu Pacific has ordered 16 A330neo, and also has 16 A320neo and 22 A321neo outstanding to be delivered. The low-cost carrier currently operates 50 Airbus aircraft, comprising 43 A320 Family and 7 A330ceo.

The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines and features a new composite wing with increased span for enhanced aerodynamics.

In other news, SMBC Aviation Capital has announced the delivery of one Airbus A320neo aircraft (MSN 10663) equipped with two IAE Model PW1127G-JM engines to Cebu. The aircraft was delivered while located at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse, France.