Cebu Pacific said over the weekend it received its first Airbus A330neo (New Engine Option), that paves the way for it to become the greenest airline in Asia.
The low-cost carrier said its newest aircraft features 459 lightweight Recaro seats, ergonomically designed for comfort over long distances.
This also allows more travelers to be carried in a single flight, resulting in the lowest carbon footprint per passenger, making CEB the greenest airline 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,” said Alex Reyes, chief strategy officer at Cebu Pacific.
“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 everyJuan,” Reyes said
With the the help of latest technologies, the eco-plane uses 25 percent less fuel than previous generation aircraft as it consumes as little as 1.4 liters per seat per 100 kilometers, thus, burning less fuel and emitting less carbon.
Powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo also features a new composite wing with increased span for enhanced, fuel-beating aerodynamics.
As one of the world’s youngest fleets, CEB’s newest aircraft is set to enter service next month to fly to various destinations across CEB’s international and domestic network.
Cebu Pacific operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 33 destinations, on top of its 12 international destinations.
Its 73-strong fleet includes two dedicated ATR freighters.