Cebu Pacific (CEB) this month took delivery of its 10th brand-new A321neo (New Engine Option) from the Airbus’ Hamburg facility, the 18th eco-plane in its fleet, in line with its environmental-friendly initiative.
The A321neo, which has a list price of $129.5 million, is known for boosting fuel-efficiency by 20 percent, on top of reducing noise by half.
CEB’s newest A321neo joins the airline’s young fleet that includes the A330neo – the greenest aircraft in Asia.
The latter has a 459-seat capacity, allowing more travelers to be carried in a single flight and creating the lowest carbon footprint 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 everyone,” remarked Alex Reyes, CEB Chief Strategy Officer.
“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,” he explained.
The A321 cabin has sleek and lightweight ergonomic seats, each with an A/C compatible USB port allowing passengers to charge their devices onboard.
To date, CEB’s fleet comprises of 22 A320ceo, six A320neo, seven A321ceo, 10 A321neo, six A330ceo, two A330neo, 14 ATR 72-600, six ATR 72-500 and 2 ATR Freighters.
CEB’s newest A321neo aircraft is set to enter into service within this month to fly to various Philippine destinations across CEB’s domestic network of 34 destinations.