By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Cebu Pacific (CEB) has finalized its order of 16 Airbus A330-900NEO aircraft worth $4.8-billion in list prices as the airline switches to an all Airbus-NEO fleet by 2024. This will allow CEB to add capacity, fly longer routes, and utilize more fuel efficient aircraft. The 16 A330-900 are part of the 31-aircraft order by the airline last June at the Paris Air Show which also consists of Airbus A321XLRs and A320NEOs.
The budget carrier will use the aircraft to address the present airport congestion in key routes which will allow more capacity without having to request additional slots. CEB presently operates eight 436-seater Airbus A330-300 as part of the fleet. The A330-900NEO will be configured with 460 seats, the most dense A330 seating configuration in the world.
The A330-900 has been a popular aircraft among budget airlines across Asia. It is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines and utilizes a redesigned winged inspired by that of the A350. The A330-900NEO has a range of 13,334km and a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of 251T.