Cebu Pacific said it received its ninth brand-new Airbus A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft on Wednesday, signifying its continuous efforts to integrate eco-friendly initiatives in operations.
CEB said it operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average age of 5.75 years.
The Airbus 321neo is known to deliver 20-percent fuel cost savings, which would translate to even lower fares for passengers.
CEB said the transition to an all-NEO fleet is part of its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to the airline's sustainability goals.
The A321neo is more fuel-efficient with nearly 50-percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation 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,” said CEB chief strategy officer Alex Reyes.
CEB’s newest aircraft is set to enter into service within this month to fly to various Philippine destinations across CEB’s widest domestic network with 44 routes.
Cebu Pacific's 75-strong fleet consists of nine A321neo, 25 Airbus A320, seven Airbus A321ceo, five Airbus A320neo, seven Airbus A330, six ATR 72-500 and 13 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Its fleet also has two ATR freighters on top of one A330 freighter.
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