The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) recently took delivery of its 5th brand-new aircraft for 2013—an Airbus A320 from Toulouse, France.
Other deliveries include two Airbus A320s in the 1st quarter of 2013, one Airbus A330 last June, and one more Airbus A320 earlier this July. CEB now operates a fleet of 46 aircraft.
All A320 aircraft delivered this year were equipped with Sharklets, which are wing-tip devices that allow CEB to save up to 4% on fuel burn. CEB is the first and only Philippine operator of aircraft with Sharklets.
“Aside from the latest technology, our new Airbus aircraft will allow us to operate a more fuel-efficient fleet and become a more environment friendly airline. This continuous delivery of brand-new aircraft will allow us to launch more destinations and flights, and offer our trademark lowest fares to a wider market,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
CEB operates one of the youngest fleets in Asia, and one of the most modern in the world. Average fleet age is at 3.97 years.
Between 2013 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 15 more Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders, as well as 5 Airbus A330 aircraft on operating lease agreements.
Since its inception in 1996, CEB has flown over 75 million passengers. It will pioneer direct flights between Manila and Phuket on August 16, 2013, and direct low-cost flights between Manila and Dubai on October 7, 2013.
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.
CEB operates the most extensive route network in the Philippines, and offers flights to 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.