Cebu Pacific has confirmed the sale of four Airbus A319 aircraft to Las Vegas-based low-cost airline, Allegiant Air.
The agreement will see the small single-aisle jets transferred to Allegiant in 2017 and 2018. Allegiant previously agreed to purchase six A319s from the Philippine LCC, with the three remaining deliveries from the original deal scheduled to occur later this year.
Cebu Pacific will replace the old aircraft with new models, including the larger A321neo aircraft.
“As we aim to expand our operations both in the Philippines and abroad, we remain invested in upgrading our fleet with fuel-efficient, versatile aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, we are anticipating the delivery of 30 Airbus A321neos, for long-range capability, and 16 ATR 72-600 turboprop planes, for better inter-island connectivity,” said Cebu Pacific’s president & CEO, Lance Gokongwei.
Cebu Pacific currently operates a fleet of 57 aircraft, comprising seven A319s, 36 A320s, six A330s and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft.
The airline is also planning to take delivery of 30 brand new A321neos, which will offer up to 240 seats, allowing the airline to access new markets in the Indian subcontinent and Australia. It has also ordered 16 ATR 72-600 turboprops for its inter-island services in the Philippines.