Posted on: 01 August 2016 by Mark Howells
Cebu Pacific has placed a firm order with Airbus for two A330-300s which will join its existing fleet of six A330s, flying long-haul as well on selected domestic and regional routes.
“The A330 has proven to be the right choice for our long-haul low fare product,” remarked Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Pacific’s president and CEO. “The newly ordered aircraft will enable us to add more long-haul routes, including the launch of our first flights to the US. We are excited to be expanding our widebody fleet, offering more low-fare options for our customers to fly further than ever before.”
“This order from Cebu Pacific is another endorsement of the unrivalled efficiency of the A330 for profitable long-haul low-cost services,” continued John Leahy, COO customers, Airbus. “Combining low operating costs, proven reliability and a great passenger experience, the A330 is the clear preferred choice of airlines in this competitive market segment. We are looking forward to working with Cebu Pacific as it grows its long-haul services and flies to more destinations across the world.”
Cebu Pacific currently operates 49 Airbus aircraft, including a fleet of 43 A320 family aircraft. In addition to the contract announced today, the airline has 32 A321neo aircraft on order.