Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) received a new Airbus A330-300 aircraft last December 14, 2016, creating more seats for the holiday peak.
Starting December 20, 2016, CEB will be utilizing the new aircraft for flights between Manila and Hong Kong, making available over 9,800 available seats per week. The aircraft upgrade reflects a 22 percent increase compared to the number of seats offered in the previous periods, which then allows CEB to maintain its position as the largest Philippine carrier operating the Philippines – Hong Kong market.
“CEB also takes pride as the only Philippine carrier linking Hong Kong to other cities in the Philippines, such as Cebu, Clark and Iloilo,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.
With this easy connectivity to such hubs, CEB aims to strengthen economic trade and tourism from one of Asia’s largest financial centers to the Philippines.
This new aircraft, configured with 436 all economy-class seats, will join CEB’s existing fleet of six A330s flying on long haul and selected regional and domestic routes. CEB continues to modernize its current 58-strong fleet of five Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, seven Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and two ATR 72-600 aircraft to further expand its route network and frequencies all over the world.
Recently, the airline announced two new domestic routes from Manila to Masbate and Tablas. With these additions, CEB now offers flights to 38 domestic and 30 international destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.