The Philippinesâ€™ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific Air, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo, recently accepted delivery of its third ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft. This aircraft is the first ATR 72-600 delivered for this year, bringing the airlineâ€™s total fleet to 58.
The carrier also chose the lightest aircraft seats in the world, Expliseat, for all 16 aircraft, two of which are already being utilized by CEB. The Titanium Seat, which is a technological breakthrough registered under 16 patents, made of ultralight materials such as titanium and carbon composite resources, is expected to help decrease fuel burn while allowing the carriage of more guests and cargo on board.
The brand-new ATR 72-600 will be utilized for the two new routes CEB will be launching this February 15, 2017: Manila to Masbate and Manila to Tablas.
â€œWe are glad to take delivery of another brand-new ATR 72-600, especially since this is the first to have the titanium seats from Expliseat installed. This aircraft therefore combines reduced seat costs while optimizing comfort for passengers,â€ said Alexander Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo. Today, CEB operates one of the youngest and most modern aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 4.92 years.
This new ATR 72-600 will be used to support CEBâ€™s expansion plans in the archipelago, now servicing to 37 domestic destinations flying out of six strategically-placed hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Iloilo, Kalibo and Davao. CEB also offers flights to 29 international destinations, covering an extensive network that spans Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.
CEB now operates a 58-strong fleet comprised of four Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, seven Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and three ATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2017 and 2021, CEB expects.