The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, took delivery of its 52nd aircraft, a brand-new Airbus A320 with Sharklets.
The aircraft arrived in Manila, last Sunday, November 9, 2014. The brand-new Airbus A320 will be utilized for additional flight frequencies in key routes during the holiday peak travel period.
“We are glad to take delivery of another brand-new Airbus A320 with Sharklets. Today, Cebu Pacific Air operates one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 4.28 years. This latest order allows us to meet our fleet expansion requirements and to meet growing demand in the markets we serve,” said Atty. Jorenz Tañada, Cebu Pacific Air VP for Corporate Affairs.
Cebu Pacific Air also announced that it will increase flight frequencies to 9 domestic and 3 international routes during the peak season. Among the routes that the airline will mount additional twice weekly flights to include Manila-Cebu and Manila-Tuguegarao routes, thrice weekly flights for the Manila-Dumaguete route, and four times weekly flights for the Manila-Zamboanga route beginning December 15, 2014.
Guests traveling from the Visayas region to Singapore can also expect additional weekly flights for the Iloilo-Singapore route (December 17, 2014 to January 14, 2015), and additional thrice weekly flights for the Cebu-Singapore route (December 19, 2014 – January 7, 2015). Cebu Pacific Air will also utilize its larger Airbus A330 aircraft for some of its Manila-Singapore flights from December 15, 2014 to January 9, 2015.
Cebu Pacific Air now operates a fleet of 52 aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 29 Airbus A320, 5 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2015 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 9 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft.