The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) accepted delivery of another ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft last November 8, 2016. This delivery is the second of the US$673-million order of 16 aircraft that was placed at the 2015 Paris Airshow.
The ATR 72-600, utilized by Cebgo (a wholly owned subsidiary of CEB), boasts of advanced avionics, improved performance in hot and high environments and enlarged cabin along with additional seating capacity. These added seats will help further lower unit seat costs enabling CEB to give its customers even more affordable fares.
The airline is modernizing its fleet to expand its route network and frequencies across the archipelago while continuing to support the Philippines’ growing economy. In a competitive environment such as the aviation industry, these new high capacity aircraft will allow CEB to reduce itsfleet’s fuel consumption and cost per seat while responding to the increasing demand for inter-island connectivity. CEB will in fact launch on November 19 three new inter-island routes: Cebu to Calbayog, Cebu to Ormoc and Cebu to Roxas with its ATR fleet.
“This new addition to our fleet further forwards our commitment to provide for the growing travel trend while offering more competitive fares to our valued guests,” said Alexander Lao, Cebgo President and CEO.
CEB offers flights to 36 domestic and 30 international destinations, covering an extensive network that spans Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. Its 58-strong fleet, currently at 5.05 years, is comprised of six Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and two ATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of two more brand-new Airbus A330, 32 Airbus A321neo, and 14 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.