Cebu Pacific takes delivery of its first A321neo

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com January 31, 2019 14:38

Cebu Pacific takes delivery of its first A321neo

Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft, powered by the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Cebu Pacific with a 10-year EngineWise service agreement to support engine performance services and maximise aircraft availability.

“We are very excited to add the first GTF-powered A321neo to the Cebu Pacific fleet. The aircraft will enable us to increase capacity on popular routes, while at the same time benefiting from the lowest operating costs in this size category,” said Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific.

Cebu Pacific has 31 remaining A321neos on firm order and eight options. To support expansion plans, Cebu Pacific has also leased five Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.

“Cebu Pacific previously flew DC-9 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney’s JT8D engines, and we are proud to be powering the airline’s next generation aircraft,” said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. “We are confident that the clean, fuel-efficient geared fan technology will provide Cebu Pacific with economic and environmental advantages for many years to come.”

Cebu Pacific is expecting delivery of at least five more A321NEO aircraft this year to support its expansion. CEB is also set to receive five A320neos leased from Avolon; as well as an additional ATR 72-600 aircraft within 2019.

The latest deliver brings the total number of aircraft in the Cebu Pacific fleet to 72.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com January 31, 2019 14:38