The Philippines’ largest budget carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) announced that its aircraft fleet is now 40-strong, with more coming until 2021.
Its newest Airbus A320 was delivered from Toulouse, France and touched down in Manila last October 18, 2012. CEB is the only airline in the Philippines with its fleet acquired 100% brand-new, making it one of the youngest and most modern aircraft fleets in Asia.
This is CEB’s 22nd Airbus A320. CEB’s fleet is now also composed of 10 Airbus A319 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. One more Airbus A320 will be delivered in November 2012.
“CEB will end 2012 with 41 aircraft, the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. CEB passengers will continue to benefit from the airline’s newest and fuel-efficient aircraft, as we open new domestic and international routes this year,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
CEB recently launched thrice weekly Zamboanga – Cagayan de Oro flights last October 20, 2012, using an Airbus A319 aircraft. “This will make travel more convenient to our passengers in Mindanao, who can now take a 1 hour and 10 minute flight between Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro, instead of a 12 to 14 hour bus ride,” she added.
It will launch three more domestic routes in October, and four more international routes in November and December. These international routes are: Iloilo-Hong Kong, Iloilo-Singapore, Cebu-Kuala Lumpur and Cebu-Bangkok.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888 [Call: (032) 230-8888] . The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
In its 16th year of operations, CEB has flown over 65 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations. The airline also remains a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry by being the first to offer web check-in, self check-in, e-ticketing, and Lite Fares.
Between 2013 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 19 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013, with the arrival of 4 Airbus A330 aircraft from 2013 to 2014.
Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)