Cebu Pacific receives fifth aircraft of 2024

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific received an Airbus A320neo aircraft on May 21, marking its fifth aircraft delivery this year as the carrier continues to expand and modernize its fleet.

The latest addition, registered as RP-C4267, arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. It is an Airbus A320-271N aircraft, manufactured in 2021 with the manufacturer’s serial number 9592.

The aircraft was previously registered as VT-WJY and operated by Indian low-cost carrier Go First before being stored in Delhi in March 2023. It was then ferried to Guangzhou in April 2023 and leased to Cebu Pacific by AerCap, an aircraft leasing company based in Ireland, in April 2024.

The A320neo is one of the fuel-efficient models that Cebu Pacific has been acquiring to reduce its carbon footprint and minimize environmental impact. It burns 15% less fuel per flight compared to previous-generation aircraft, resulting in a corresponding reduction in carbon emissions.

“Adding another NEO aircraft to our growing fleet supports our goal of reducing our carbon footprint,” said Alex Reyes, Cebu Pacific’s chief strategy officer. “We’re proud to take a more proactive approach in minimizing our environmental impact, all the while addressing the ongoing demand for air travel.”

With the delivery, Cebu Pacific’s fleet now consists of 8 Airbus A330s, 39 A320s, 21 A321s, and 14 ATR turboprop aircraft.

The airline currently operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, enabling wide network coverage across the Philippines and international destinations in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

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