Cebu Pacific (CEB) has taken delivery of a new Airbus A330 aircraft, the first of three it will receive in 2014. The Philippines-based low-cost carrier now operates a fleet of 50 aircraft comprising 10 A319, 29 A320, three A330 and eight ATR-72 aircraft.
The A330 represents the sole wide-body aircraft in the airline’s fleet, and CEB is due to take delivery of two additional A330s in May and August this year. By the end of 2014, the airline will be utilising all five A330 aircraft for its long-haul operations.
While CEB’s sole long-haul destination is its Manila-Dubai service at present, the airline is planning to launch more flights to the Middle East, plus Australia and the US in the future.
In addition, with the recent acquisition of ownership over Tigerair Philippines (see here), CEB will be looking to shift some of its aircraft over, as the current fleet of three A319 operating under Tigerair is expected to return to its parent company in Singapore.
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