Cebu Pacific welcomed the arrival of a brand-new Airbus A321NEO (New Engine Option) aircraft on April 2. The latest delivery – the eighth out of CEB’s 47 narrow-body orders from Airbus – is in line with the carrier’s fleet expansion plans.
With a capacity of 236 seats, the A321NEO has 31% more capacity that allows for more seats without compromising on cabin comfort. Its seats are ergonomically designed by world-renowned manufacturer Recaro, which provide more legroom between rows. All seats are also equipped with a USB port that enables passengers to charge their mobile devices inflight.
On top of this A321NEO, CEB is expecting delivery of seven more aircraft in 2021, a mix of Airbus and ATR fleet.
The Airbus A321NEO delivers 20% fuel cost savings while offering significant environmental benefits with nearly 50% reduction in carbon footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.
“Pre-pandemic, we have already started embarking on our long-term vision and fleet strategy, which includes an orderly exit of older aircraft. We envision the total CEB fleet to be composed of new-generation aircraft in the next few years,” said Mark Cezar, Cebu Pacific’s deputy chief finance officer.
CEB’s newest aircraft was set to enter service on April 9, to serve various domestic routes.