Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest airline, received possession of its tenth brand-new A321neo (New Engine Option) on April 2 from Airbus’ Hamburg factory, as part of its ongoing sustainability and environmental initiatives.
CEB’s newest A321neo, the company’s 18th eco-plane, boasts a 20% boost in fuel efficiency and a roughly 50% reduction in noise footprint over prior generation aircraft.
The A321neo joins a young fleet that includes the A330neo, which has been termed Asia’s cleanest airplane since its 459 seats enable for more passengers to be carried on a single journey, resulting in the lowest carbon impact per passenger per kilometer.
“Our shift to the more fuel-efficient NEO engine aircraft not only supports our sustainability strategy but also enables us to continue offering our trademark low fares for every Juan,” said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific.
“The arrival is timely because we see positive developments indicating recovery. We are continuously ramping up our domestic network and are preparing for more international destinations to ease restrictions for leisure travelers,” Reyes added.
Recaro’s sleek and lightweight ergonomic seats with yellow and sky-blue embellishments, indicative of the airline’s city of Cebu, are included throughout the cabin.
Each seat also features a USB connector that is compatible with the A/C system, allowing passengers to charge their gadgets while on board.
CEB’s fleet currently consists of 22 A320ceos, six (6) A320neos, seven (7) A321ceos, ten (10) A321neos, six (6) A330ceos, two (2) A330neos, fourteen (14) ATR 72-600s, six (6) ATR 72-500s, and two (2) ATR Freighters.
CEB’s newest A321neo aircraft will begin service later this month, flying to a variety of Philippine destinations across CEB’s 34-destination domestic network.