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Cebu Pacific receives first A330neo

  • Cebu Pacific has received its first Airbus A330neo (New Engine Option)
  • The aircraft burns less fuel and emits less carbon
  • It uses 25% less fuel than previous generation aircraft and can consume as little as 1.4 liters per seat per 100 kilometers
  • Cebu Pacific targets having an all-Neo fleet by 2027
  • The new aircraft is set to enter service next month

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has received its first Airbus A330neo (New Engine Option), an aircraft that burns less fuel and emits less carbon.

The airline’s newest aircraft features 459 lightweight Recaro seats ergonomically designed for comfort over long distances. Cebu Pacific said this also allows more travelers to be carried on a single flight, resulting in the lowest carbon footprint per passenger and making the airline the greenest in Asia.

“Cebu Pacific’s first A330neo brings us closer to our target of having an all-Neo fleet by 2027, and shows our commitment to making air travel accessible, while ensuring environmental and social sustainability,” Cebu Pacific chief strategy officer Alex Reyes said in a statement.

“We believe that growth and sustainability are not mutually exclusive and should in fact be inclusive if we want to work towards the greater good. This is why we will always choose the greener options—increased aircraft efficiency, reduced noise and carbon emissions, to ensure that more low fares will be available for every Juan,” Reyes added.

With the A330neo’s latest technologies, the eco-plane uses 25% less fuel than previous generation aircraft and is able to consume as little as 1.4 liters per seat per 100 kilometers, thus burning less fuel and emitting less carbon.

“The A330neo is the first aircraft in the world already certified to comply with ICAO’s [International Civil Aviation Organization] CO2 emissions standards beyond 2028. The airline will benefit from the aircraft’s step-change in performance and economics, while maintaining passenger comfort and lowest operating costs,” Airbus Asia Pacific president Anand Stanley said.

The A330neo’s efficiency also ensures compliance with current and future sustainability requirements on noise and emissions, providing passengers with the utmost comfort in one of the quietest planes developed. The construction materials and engines chosen for the aircraft reduce exterior noise footprint to nearly 60%, and noise level in the aircraft is 3 decibels quieter than that of competitors.

Powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo features a new composite wing with increased span for enhanced, fuel-beating aerodynamics.

The new aircraft is set to enter service next month and fly to various destinations across the airline’s international and domestic network.

Cebu Pacific currently operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 33 destinations, on top of its 12 international destinations. Its fleet of 73 aircraft includes two dedicated ATR freighters.

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