Cebu Pacific has confirmed it will launch low-cost, long-haul flights in Asia during the third quarter of 2013. The airline will lease up to eight Airbus A330-300 aircraft to serve new markets beyond the range of its current fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
Cebu Pacific (CEB) will increase flight frequencies and seat capacity to select international flights this January 2012 to meet travel demand, especially with the addition of more brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft to its young aircraft fleet.
Two Asian airlines have placed orders for a total of more than 100 of a higher-fuel-efficiency version of Airbus’s A320 jetliner, with combined sticker prices topping $10 billion. The orders from Cebu Air of the Philippines and India budget carrier Go piles pressure on Boeing to offer a version of its own single-aisle 737 jet with more-efficient engines.