Cebu Pacific sees savings from new aircraft


A key official of Cebu Pacific (CEB) said that using highly efficient and state-of-the-art aircraft will allow the budget carrier to continue offering lowest fares to passengers.

“These highly efficient, state-of-the-art aircraft will allow us to continue offering CEB’s trademark lowest fares to our passengers, as they travel to, from and within the Philippines,” said Candice Iyog, vice president for marketing and distribution of Cebu Pacific.

The airline recently said that it has used its newly delivered Airbus A330 for the inaugural flight from Manila to Seoul, Incheon in Korea on July 4.

Cebu Pacific is the first and only Philippine operator of Airbus aircraft with Sharklets, a milestone Airbus technology that allows airlines to save up to 4 percent on fuel burn.

This is the airline’s third Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 delivery for 2013 and the 45th delivery for an aircraft. The low-cost carrier said that besides Seoul, this aircraft will also be utilized for its flight from Manila to Singapore on Monday, before Cebu Pacific’s daily Manila-Dubai service which commences on October 7 this year.

sThe Gokongwei-led airline operates the most extensive route network in the Philippines, and offers flights to 22 international destinations: Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Phuket, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.

“We look forward to taking delivery of more aircraft, equipped with the most modern, best in class technology, for the benefit of our guests,” Iyog said.

Cebu Pacific’s brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft was delivered on June 15 from Toulouse, France.


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  1. Vince Jariol on

    I just hope that savings to lower the price does not also mean savings from implementing measures to comply with safety standards and procedures!