Posted on: 19 April 2010 by Mark Howells
Cebu PacificAir of the Philippines has placed a firm order with Airbus for seven more A320s.
This contract increases the carrier’s A320 family order backlog to 22 aircraft, scheduled for delivery between the last quarter of 2010 and 2014 and powered by CFM56 engines.
"The A320 family offers the right combination of low operating costs, fast turnaround times and high levels of passenger comfort," said Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Pacific’s president and CEO. "These features have enabled us to offer a high-quality, value-based product to our passengers, which we will bring to more destinations and more markets across the region as our fleet continues to grow."
Cebu Pacific currently operates 21 aircraft from the A320 family, with an average age for the fleet of just 2.8 years. The carrier currently flies to 33 domestic destinations and 14 cities across the Asian region.