Cebu Pacific now has more planes than PAL
MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Pacific last week took the delivery of its 43rd aircraft - an Airbus A320 with a fuel-saving wing tip device called sharklets. With its fleet of 43 aircraft, the Gokongwei-led budget carrier now has bragging rights as the Philippine carrier with the most planes.
"Cebu Pacific now operates the largest Airbus fleet in the Philippines," the company said in a statement. Cebu Pacific's fleet now includes 25 Airbus A320, 10 A319 aircraft and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft.
The airline has overtaken rival Philippine Airlines which has 42 -- composed of five Boeing B747-400s, four B777-300ERs, four Airbus A340-300s, eight A330-300s, 17 A320-200s, and four A319-100s.
Cebu Pacific is scheduled to take the delivery of 51 more aircraft -- 17 A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and four A330-300 -- from this year through 2021.
Cebu Pacific said it will add flights during the busy Holy Week period to accommodate demand. It will add a daily flight from Manila to Hong Kong from March 20 to 30. There will also be an additional flight from Manila to Legazpi on March 27-28, as well as an additional flight from Manila to Naga on March 28 and 30.
Travelers bound for Puerto Princesa from Manila may also book seats on CEB’s additional flight on March 29.