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Wed, 1 December 2021

Cebu Pacific Takes Delivery of 459-Seat Airbus A330neo

(01 Dec 2021)  Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo (new engine option).

The aircraft has been designed to carry as many passengers as possible and features 459 lightweight Recaro seats, in a single class configuration.

Cebu Pacifics signature blue and yellow accents are incorporated in the seat design for standard and premium seats, respectively.

The seats are also equipped with USB Type A and Type C ports that enable passengers to charge their mobile devices inflight.

Cebu Pacific's brand new Airbus A330neo features 459 lightweight Recaro seats. Click to enlarge.
Cebu Pacific's brand new Airbus A330neo features 459 lightweight Recaro seats

Cebu Pacifics first A330neo brings us closer to our target of having an all-neo fleet by 2027, and shows our commitment to making air travel accessible, while ensuring environmental and social sustainability, said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific. We believe that growth and sustainability are not mutually exclusive and should in fact be inclusive if we want to work towards the greater good. This is why we will always choose the greener options increased aircraft efficiency, reduced noise and carbon emissions, to ensure that more low fares will be available for everyone.

Cebu Pacific will use the aircraft to operate various domestic and international routes in the airlines network, with its first long haul flight scheduled to be from Manila (MNL) to Dubai (DXB).

The airline is among just a few in the world and the only one in Philippines to take deliveries during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. The company has already received two A321neos, while another A330neo, A320neo and ATR 72-600, are expected to arrive before the year ends.

Cebu Pacifics fleet of 73 aircraft includes two dedicated ATR freighters.

The airline operates flights to 33 domestic destinations, on top of its 12 international destinations.

We thank and applaud Cebu Pacific for selecting our latest-technology A330neo as part of its fleet modernization drive to fly the greenest aircraft for a sustainable future. The A330neo is the first aircraft in the world already certified to comply with ICAOs CO2 emissions standards beyond 2028. The airline will benefit from the aircrafts step-change in performance and economics, while maintaining passenger comfort and lowest operating costs, said Anand Stanley, President Airbus Asia-Pacific.

Powered by Rolls-Royces latest-generation Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo also features a new composite wing with increased span for enhanced, fuel-beating aerodynamics.

With all the A330neos latest technologies, the plane uses 25% less fuel than previous generation aircraft and is able to consume as little as 1.4 liters per seat per 100 kilometers, burning less fuel and emitting less carbon.

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