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Cebu Pacific receives 7th aircraft delivery for 2024, signs MOU for 152 more

Philippine low-cost carrier continues fleet expansion amid growing air travel demand

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RP-C4143, a Cebu Pacific Airbus A321neo, parked at the airline's hangar beside NAIA Terminal 4. (Photo: Cebu Pacific)

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest airline, welcomed its seventh aircraft delivery for 2024 on June 30, a European-made Airbus A321neo that arrived at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Hamburg, Germany.

The delivery comes as the carrier announced a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of up to 152 A321neo aircraft, valued at PHP1.4 trillion based on list prices. Once finalized, this would mark the largest aircraft order in Philippine aviation history.

This aircraft delivery reaffirms our commitment to providing safe, affordable, and accessible flights for every Juan.

Xander Lao, Cebu Pacific President & Chief Commercial Officer

“We look forward to carrying more passengers to their chosen destinations as we continue to expand not only our network, but also our fleet,” Lao added.

Airbus A321-271NX, registered RP-C4143, departed on June 29 from Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder facility. The aircraft then made stops at Muscat and Ho Chi Minh City on its delivery flight before arriving in Philippines the following day.

According to Cebu Pacific, it operates one of the youngest fleets globally, with 82 aircraft including Airbus A330s, A320s, A321s, and ATR turboprops. The airline currently serves 35 domestic and 25 international destinations across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

Cebu Pacific expects to complete the purchase agreement for the 152 additional A321neos in the third quarter of 2024. The substantial order reflects the carrier’s optimism about future growth in air travel demand within its markets.

As the aviation industry recovers from pandemic-related disruptions, Cebu Pacific’s fleet expansion and network growth indicate a strategic positioning to capture increasing passenger traffic in the Philippines and broader Southeast Asian region.

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Dirk Andrei Salcedo

An aviation enthusiast turned creator of the top aviation news portal in the Philippines, Dirk has a deep passion for everything that flies. When he's not keeping his finger on the pulse of the industry, he also volunteers with a major humanitarian organization, impacting people on the ground and in the sky.

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