5J Orders 7 A321CEO planes

7 June 2017

Philippine low cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has placed an order with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for an additional seven A321CEO planes for delivery from March 2018 for domestic expansion plans from its hub at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The aircraft will replace and upgrade existing A320 services from NAIA to major points across the country and regional destinations next year.

Meanwhile, A320 services is set to be relegated to other hubs of the airline in the country as they will also replace existing ATR 72-600 turboprop flights from Manila going to Cauyan, Legazpi and Virac translating to over 130 percent more capacity.

The freed-up ATR aircraft from these three routes will be transferred to other hubs and used to service five new interisland routes Cebgo recently announced, namely, Cebu-Masbate; Cagayan de Oro-Zamboanga; Davao-Dumaguete; Davao-Tacloban; and Cotabato-Zamboanga as well as other Vis-Min destinations that should be announce soon..

The additional order will be on top of existing 32 Airbus A321NEO planes whose delivery schedule has been pushed back to the fourth quarter of 2018 until 2022 from the original schedule beginning September 2017 until 2021 due to delivery delays to PW1100G-JM-powered A320neo-family jet engines selected to power the aircraft.

The seven Airbus A321CEO plane order have a total value of US$812 million.

Meanwhile, A330-300s will be used to upgrade flight services to Cebu and Davao as well as flights to Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul.CEB recently took delivery of the 8th Airbus A330-300; and 5th ATR 72-600, to bring its current fleet to 61.


  1. Would be great if one of the A320's will fly direct from clark-iloilo.

  2. I curious if Cebu Pacific is considering useing thier Airbus A321ceo at GES since they have been transporting cargo (most are tuna.) I've heard that they originally planned to deployed thier Airbus A330-300 to reduced frequencies and increased both Passenger and cargo capacity. However they don't have any heavy equipment thier to be able to service a wide-body jet since their equipment are only good for narrow-body aircraft liked the Airbus A320 but I think the A321 would be more practical since they are same with the A320 and don't need to changed equipment.