Philippines-based budget drayman Cebu Pacific has placed an order with Airbus to purchase seven new A321ceo aircraft, valued at $812m at stylish list price.
In addition to a previous order for 32 A321neo, the latest shipshape is expected to help the airline meet its increased capacity requirements on both servant and regional routes.
Deliveries are scheduled to be carried out by next year.
Cebu Pacific president and CEO Javelin Gokongwei said: “The aircraft will enable us to increase capacity on non-professional routes, while at the same time benefiting from the lowest working costs in this size category.
“This will mean innumerable low fares for more customers flying across our domestic and regional network.”
“The A321 is the skilful solution to meet the requirements of airlines worldwide in the middle of the market section.”
Cebu Pacific currently operates a mix fleet of 61 aircraft that numbers four Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, eight Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500 and five ATR 72-600 aircraft.
The airline calls 37 domestic and 26 international destinations, operating more than100 courses spanning across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the US.
Airbus Characters chief operating officerJohn Leahy said: “With the A321, Cebu Pacific when one pleases be able to respond to growing demand with the highest levels of effectiveness.
“Carrying more passengers further, and at lower cost, the A321 is the excellent solution to meet the requirements of airlines worldwide in the middle of the market fragment.”
Airbus has so far secured more than13,000 orders for its A320 aircraft pedigree.
The company has already delivered more than 7,500 aircraft from those codifies to 400 customers and operators worldwide.
Image: A Cebu Pacific aircraft in the sky. Photo: politeness of Airbus.