5J's Next Plane To Cross Pacific

Eyes A350-1000 to America

June 15, 2013

Cebu Pacific long haul division head Alex Reyes said they are eyeing the Airbus 350-1000 for flights to North America within the next 10 years. The A350-1000 is the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ all-new family of widebody jetliners with a range of approximately 8,400 nautical miles powered by new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent engines.

"We find the aircraft to be best suited for us in the long haul," Reyes said.

Cebu Pacific intends to fly the A350 to Los Angeles and San Francisco in single class configuration direct. He did not mention the number of propose seats, but the A350-1000 can be configured for a higher-density layout to accommodate up to 440 passengers, the same density as the A330-300 with significantly longer range.

There are currently 110 orders of A350-1000 as of May 2013 which is scheduled to enter service in 2017.
Cebu Pacific A330-300 taking a look at its future big brother, the Airbus A350 at Toulouse Airport prior to delivery flight.

1 comment:

  1. Wow the A350 in about 10 years! I wonder if they will improve their customer service by then?