Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of two new large aircraft, which it will now use to increase capacity on its Hong Kong routes.
The Philippine low-cost carrier will upgrade its Cebu-Hong Kong and Davao-Hong Kong services from single-aisle, 180-seat Airbus A320s to the new twin-aisle, 436-seat A330s. The A330s are configured in an all-economy class layout.
In addition, from 4 July 2017, Cebu Pacific will be increasing the frequency of its Manila-Hong Kong from two to three daily flights.
“More seats and more flights in high-demand destinations will help lower fares for everyone. Moreover, using larger aircraft will make flying more efficient, freeing-up some aircraft and slots at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. This will also enable us to increase capacity and frequency for other routes moving forward,” said Atty JR Mantaring, Cebu Pacific’s vice president of corporate affairs.
Cebu Pacific now operates a fleet of 61 aircraft, including eight A330s, to a total of 37 domestic and 26 international destinations.