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Cebu Pacific’s 9th A321neo aircraft soon to enter domestic service

  • Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has received its ninth brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft, known to deliver 20% fuel cost savings
  • The carrier is transitioning to an all-NEO fleet to reduce its carbon emissions and contribute to the airline’s sustainability goals
  • The newest aircraft is set to enter into service within this month on domestic routes

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has received its ninth brand-new Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft as it transitions to an all-NEO fleet and integrates eco-friendly initiatives into its operations.

The A321neo is known to deliver 20% fuel cost savings, which would translate to even lower fares for passengers, Cebu Pacific said in a statement.

The transition to an all-NEO fleet is part of the carrier’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions and contribute to the airline’s sustainability goals.

The A321neo is more fuel-efficient with nearly 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to the previous generation of aircraft.

“We are happy to continue moving forward with our long-term fleet plan in line with our commitment to keep providing safe and affordable travel for everyJuan. Now more than ever, ensuring our operations are as efficient and sustainable as possible is of top priority and we are glad to have started with this journey even before the pandemic,” Cebu Pacific chief strategy officer Alex Reyes said.

The newest aircraft is set to enter into service within this month and fly to various Philippine destinations across the carrier’s domestic network of 44 routes.

To date, the Cebu Pacific fleet of aircraft is comprised of nine A321neo, 25 A320, seven A321ceo, five A320neo, seven A330, six ATR 72-500, and 13 ATR 72-600 aircraft. Its fleet also has two ATR freighters and one A330 freighter.

The local carrier currently operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with an average age of 5.75 years.

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