The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) celebrated the inaugural flight of its first Airbus A330 aircraft last July 4, and the delivery of its 45th aircraft last July 5, 2013
Passengers departing for the inaugural Airbus A330 flight 5J 188 from Manila to Seoul (Incheon) were sent off with fanfare and freebies.
The first inaugural flight passenger to check-in at the airport, Ms Rizziane Aileen Tolentino, a student of the Catholic University of Korea, was also awarded with a round-trip ticket to Seoul (Incheon).
CEB’s brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft was delivered last June 15, 2013 from Toulouse, France. Aside from Seoul, this aircraft will also be utilized for 5J 813 from Manila to Singapore on July 8, before CEB’s daily Manila-Dubai service commences on October 7, 2013.
Meanwhile, CEB recently took delivery of its 45th aircraft, a brand-new Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320, from Toulouse, France. CEB is the first and only Philippine operator of Airbus aircraft with Sharklets, a milestone Airbus technology that allows airlines to save up to 4% on fuel burn. This is CEB’s 3rd Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 delivery for 2013.
The airline expects delivery of 16 more Airbus A320 aircraft with Sharklets, 30 Airbus A321neo and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft from 2013 until 2021.
“These highly efficient, state-of-the-art aircraft will allow us to continue offering CEB’s trademark lowest fares to our passengers, as they travel to, from and within the Philippines. We look forward to taking delivery of more aircraft, equipped with the most modern, best in class technology, for the benefit of our guests,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Those still booking flights may also sign up to be a CEB Club member through the Cebu Pacific website, for seat sale alerts, easy management of flights and travel funds, and a faster booking process.
Presently, CEB offers 22 international destinations: Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Phuket, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 22 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 40 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific 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.
Cebu Pacific promo fares are available at www.cebupacificair.com or through the reservations hotlines (02)702-0888 Manila and (032)230-8888 Cebu and pay through CEB ticketing offices, online, via ATM or over the counter at partner banks; Robinsons Savings Bank, Banco de Oro and Metrobank. ( Cebu Pacific Promo )