Cebu Pacific adds first Airbus A321neo

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Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo as part of its expansion and fleet renewal programme.

The airline’s A321neo aircraft, registered as RP-C4118, features 236 seats in a single-class configuration and is powered by Pratt and Whitney engines.

In total, the Manila-based carrier has ordered 32 A321neo aircraft directly from Airbus. Furthermore, Cebu Pacific will receive another five A320neo jets that are leased from Dublin-based lessor Avolon.

The largest low-cost carrier in the Philippines is expecting delivery of at least five Airbus A321neo this year. Additionally, the airline is set to receive five Airbus A320neo aircraft, as well as one additional ATR 72-600 turboprop airplane within 2019.

The latest delivery brings the total number of aircraft in the Cebu Pacific fleet to 72. In addition to the new A321neo, the airline’s curent fleet consists of 36 Airbus A320, seven Airbus A321ceo and eight Airbus A330 airplanes. Eight ATR 72-500 and twelve ATR 72-600 turboprops are used by its subsidiary Cebgo on flights to several domestic destinations where jet operations are not possible.