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Cebu Pacific Air ends 2018 with 71 aircraft in its fleet

Cebu Pacific Air, in December 2018, received delivery of a brand-new Airbus A321CEO (Current Engine Option) aircraft. The latest delivery completed the carrier’s order with Airbus for an additional seven A321CEO aircraft, which were delivered beginning in March 2018.

The airline has an existing order for 32 Airbus A321NEO (New Engine Option) aircraft.

To support expansion plans, Cebu Pacific has also ordered five Airbus A320NEO (new engine option) aircraft through an Operating Lease Agreement signed with Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited, one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world. Deliveries of these aircraft will commence in the first half of 2019 and will be completed within the same year. The carrier is also expecting delivery of four (4) ATR 72-600 aircraft from 2019 to 2022 for use in inter-island domestic routes where jet operations are not possible.

To date, the Cebu Pacific fleet is comprised of 36 Airbus A320, seven (7) Airbus A321CEO, eight (8) Airbus A330, eight (8) ATR 72-500, and 12 ATR 72-600 aircraft. The ATR aircraft are used by its subsidiary Cebgo. Between 2019 and 2022, CEB expects delivery of five (5) Airbus A320NEO (New Engine Option) and 32 Airbus A321NEO aircraft; as well as four (4) ATR 72-600 aircraft.

Cebu Pacific has one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average fleet age of about 5.1 years.

All images by Cebu Pacific Air.

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Cebu Pacific takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

Cebu Pacific, the largest low-cost carrier in the Philippines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo.

The new addition complements the Manila-based airline’s Airbus fleet, which currently includes 43 A320 Family aircraft and eight A330-300 widebodies.

Cebu Pacific has ordered 32 A321neo aircraft directly from Airbus, and will receive another five A320neo leased from Dublin-based Avolon. These will support the carrier’s expansion and fleet renewal program.

The A321neo aircraft for Cebu Pacific features 236 seats in a single class configuration. The aircraft is powered by Pratt and Whitney PurePower GTF engines.

The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members are the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft with over 6,100 orders from over 100 customers since its launch in 2010. It has pioneered and incorporated the latest technologies, including its new generation engines and the industry’s reference cabin design, delivering 20 percent fuel cost savings alone. The A320neo also offers significant environmental benefits with nearly 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.

Photo: Airbus.

Cebu Pacific to acquire five Airbus A320neo aircraft

Cebu Pacific Air continues to ramp-up its fleet with the confirmed addition of five Airbus A320neo (new engine option) aircraft. Deliveries of the aircraft will commence in the first half of 2019 and will be completed within the same year.

The five additional A320neo aircraft is on top of its order of two more A321ceo, 32 Airbus A321neo, and six ATR 72-600 aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2022. The additional aircraft will be used to support the carrier’s expansion plans.

The single-aisle A320neo aircraft for Cebu Pacific will be equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM geared turbofan and has a maximum range of 6,300 kilometers but burns up to 20% less fuel.

Cebu Pacific will acquire the five aircraft via an Operating Lease Agreement signed with Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited, one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world. This is second lease agreement between Cebu Pacific and the Dublin-based Avolon following the placement of three Airbus A330-300 aircraft with the carrier.

Cebu Pacific has one of the youngest fleets in the world, with a total of 67 aircraft with an average age of 4.8 years. The CEB fleet is comprised of 36 Airbus A320, five Airbus A321CEO (Current Engine Option), and eight Airbus A330; as well as a fleet of eight ATR 72-500 and ten ATR 72-600 aircraft, operated by subsidiary Cebgo.

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Cebu Pacific to fly nonstop Manila – Melbourne

Cebu Pacific Air (Cebu Pacific Air.com) Airbus A330-343 RP-C3343 (msn 1495) SIN (Pascal Simon). Image: 939336.

Cebu Pacific has announced nonstop service between Manila and Melbourne, Australia starting on August 14, 2018, subject to final regulatory approval.

This is Cebu Pacific’s second destination in Australia following the launch of its nonstop Manila-Sydney route in 2014. Since its entry, tourist arrivals from the Philippines has become one of the fastest-growing source markets for Australia, with an average 16% increase over the past four years. Prior to the entry of Cebu Pacific, tourist arrivals from the Philippines was at about 70,000. Since 2014, that number has steadily climbed to over 120,000.

Cebu Pacific will fly three times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) between Manila and Melbourne with the following schedule:

      ETD (local time) ETA (local time)
Manila-Melbourne 5J 049 T/TH/Sat 605am 350pm
Melbourne-Manila 5J 050 T/TH/Sat 505pm 1115pm

The Manila-Melbourne service leads Cebu Pacific on another expansion path across the region, further boosting a network that now spans over 106 routes on 37 domestic and 26 international destinations. Cebu Pacific is expecting delivery of the first of its brand new Airbus A321ceo aircraft in the next few weeks. Between 2018 and 2022, CEB expects delivery of six additional Airbus A321ceo, 32 Airbus A321neo, and eight ATR 72-600.

Copyright Photo: Cebu Pacific Air (Cebu Pacific Air.com) Airbus A330-343 RP-C3343 (msn 1495) SIN (Pascal Simon). Image: 939336.

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Cebu Pacific Air orders more Airbus A321s

 

Cebu Pacific Air of the Philippines has placed an order with Airbus for seven A321ceo to meet ongoing strong growth on its domestic and regional network. The latest contract comes on top of an existing order for 32 A321neo. The aircraft will start joining the carrier’s fleet next year.

Manila-based Cebu Pacific is one of Asia’s leading low cost carriers. Operating domestic, regional and long haul services, the carrier flies to over 60 destinations in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the USA. The carrier’s in-service Airbus fleet currently comprises 36 A320s and four A319s flying on domestic and regional services, plus eight widebody A330-300s operating on high capacity regional and long haul routes.

 

Image: Airbus.

Cebu Pacific Air orders 16 high density ATR 72-600s

Cebu Pacific ATR 72-600 (15)(Flt)(ATR)(LR)

Cebu Pacific Air (Manila) ordered 16 ATR72 -600 from ATR, the European Turboprop aircraft manufacturer. At the Paris Air Show, Cebu Pacific and ATR announced that the deal includes options to acquire an additional 10 ATR72-600s, valuing the total aircraft order at $673 million, based on current list prices.

The order is part of Cebu Pacific’s fleet renewal program. Cebu Pacific currently operates a fleet of eight ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will be retired as the new aircraft enter service. The entry into service of the ATR 72-600 will see Cebu Pacific double its Turboprop fleet with new generation aircraft to meet growing demand in the Philippines for inter-island service.

Cebu Pacific (2015) logo
The ATR 72-600 ordered by Cebu Pacific will be equipped, for the first time, with the high density Armonia cabin, the widest cabin in the turboprop market. It will be equipped with 78 slim-line seats and wider overhead bins with 30% more stowage space. These new technological innovations further enhance space and comfort for passengers.

About 330 ATRs – including more than 100 ATR 72-600s – are currently operated by 55 airlines in the Asia-Pacific region, where for many years now, are seen as the reference regional aircraft. The ATR 72-600 has the lowest seat per mile cost on the 70 seat segment, with significantly lower fuel and maintenance costs compared to similar class aircraft.

Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. CEB currently operates a fleet of 55 aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 31 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft.

Between 2015 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of seven more brand-new Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Image: ATR.

Cebu Pacific Air aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Cebu Pacific updates its logo and color scheme

Cebu Pacific A320-200 WL (15)(Flt)(Cebu Pacific)(LR)

Cebu Pacific Air (Manila) has announced it will update its Eagle brand starting today (June 1).

The airline issued this statement:

Cebu Pacific (2015) logo

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air rolls out its new logo starting June 1, symbolizing the airline’s growth and evolution from a low-cost pioneer to its larger operations today.

Proudly Filipino, the airline now uses the country’s natural canvas as inspiration, featuring shades of the Philippines’ land, sea, sky and sun.

“We have always prioritized building an extensive network within and from the Philippines, because we know how much air travel makes a difference in the lives of Filipinos. We bring the Philippine warmth and sense of fun everywhere we go. Now, with the Philippines natural colors on our logo, we showcase the country to the world,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

“The new branding is not just a tribute to our roots, but also a nod to the future. As we expand to farther shores, we look forward to being an even more relevant player in the wider, global market,” she added.

A game changer, CEB began flying in March 1996 with four aircraft and 24 flights to key cities in the country. It revolutionized the air travel industry and changed the way Filipinos traveled. Now, it operates over 2,200 weekly flights to 34 domestic and 28 international destinations, utilizing 55 aircraft. With its wholly owned subsidiary Cebgo, it offers the widest network in the country. The airline also recently flew its 100 millionth passenger.

For more information please read the full report by the Philippine Flight Network: CLICK HERE

All images by Cebu Pacific.

Cebu Pacific aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

The airline has issued this new video announcing the change: