Cebu Pacific receives new Airbus A320 aircraft with Sharklets

September 29, 2015 5:27 am 

MANILA, Sept 28 — The country’s biggest low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) on Monday announced that it has accepted delivery of its 32nd brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft over the weekend.

CEB said in a statement that the aircraft arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Sept. 26 (Saturday).

This is the third of four Airbus A320 aircraft that the airline is set to receive this year.

The brand-new Airbus A320 is the airline's thirteenth aircraft that comes equipped with Sharklets, which are 2.4 meter wingtip devices that enable airlines to reduce fuel burn by up to four percent on longer sectors.

With an average age of 4.82 years, CEB's aircraft fleet is one of the youngest in the world.

Between 2015 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of six more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.

CEB took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2005, as part of a massive refleeting program. The airline and Airbus last June commemorated 10 years of partnership.

At present, the airline operates a fleet of 55 aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 31 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330 and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft.

CEB earlier reported a net income of Php5.2 billion for the first half of 2015, an increase of 64 percent over the Php3.178 billion earned in the same period last year

This growth, the airline said, was driven by the launch of CEB's operations in Narita, and new long haul routes including Riyadh, Sydney, and Kuwait; and the launch of additional domestic routes. (PNA)

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