Wise people say it’s the journey, not the destination. And when you board a Cebu Pacific flight to General Santos or Davao, you are in for an exciting passenger experience on board the airline’s newest and greenest aircraft, the A330neo. (More destinations will be serviced by the A330neo in the future.)
Keep your eyes peeled for the cabin interiors, which reflect the colors of the Philippine islands and inspired by CEB’s hometown Cebu. First, you will be greeted with a lighting panel in a fresh, inviting shade of teal, reminiscent of clear Philippine waters. Then notice the front and rear walls, which feature a raised CEB logo on a vibrant blue-on-blue mango pattern, a touch that pays tribute to the succulent fruit that Cebu is famous for.
These are other design details that you shouldn’t miss: seat covers with a carbon fiber texture reminiscent of Cebu’s famous puso or hanging rice, carpet patterns inspired by the airline’s eagle icon, select lavatory walls in a shade of mango yellow, and CEB’s signature blue and yellow accents incorporated in the seat design, for standard and premium seats.
The A330neo is known to have the quietest cabin to date, allowing CEB to provide an improved overall customer experience for all. The new cabin design will be incorporated on all upcoming CEB neo aircraft deliveries.
“We hope this new customer cabin experience contributes to more smiles ahead for everyJuan, as travel plans resume. Designed with our passengers’ comfort and experience in mind, our new cabin interiors reflect how proud we are to hail from Cebu, and to represent the Philippine islands wherever we fly,” says Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing & Customer Experience.
“This project was all about infusing the cabin with the Cebu Pacific brand,” says Daniel Baron, managing director of LIFT Aero Design, the aviation design company based in Tokyo and Singapore responsible for the A330neo’s design. “We focused on translating the airline’s distinct yellow and blue palette into a calm inflight environment that reflects their youthful and dynamic identity and Cebu roots.”
CEB’s new A330neo aircraft entered service on December 15, 2021, with a Manila-Dava0-Manila flight. Outfitted with 459 lightweight Recaro seats, it allows more travelers to be carried in a single flight, resulting in the lowest carbon footprint per passenger. With the A330neo’s latest technologies, this eco-plane consumes 25% less fuel than previous generation aircraft and is eco-efficient – it is able to consume as little as 1.4 liters per seat per 100 kilometers
“CEB’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.
CEB 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.
With a capacity of 459 seats, the A330neo allows for more seats without compromising on cabin comfort. Equipped with the latest technologies and industry reference cabin design, this eco-plane uses 25% less fuel than previous generation aircraft – able to consume as little as 1.4 liters per seat per 100 kilometers, thus, burning less fuel and emitting less carbon.
CEB boasts of one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average fleet age of 5.94 years. Its 74-strong fleet includes two (2) dedicated ATR freighters.