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The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo, received its third ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft last Friday, February 3, 2017. This aircraft is the first ATR 72-600 delivered for this year, bringing the airline's total fleet to 58.
This 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.
"We 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," said Alexander Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo.
"Furthermore, this latest order allows us to fulfill our commitment in increasing inter-island connectivity, while offering our unbeatable low fares through this aircraft's fuel efficiency," added Lao.
Along with the two new routes mentioned above, CEB will also be launching two more routes from Northern Mindanao. Starting March 15, 2017, our valued guests will be able to fly from Cagayan de Oro to Bacolod and Tagbilaran, and vice versa.
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 CEB'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 delivery of one more brand-new Airbus A330, 32 Airbus A321neo, and 13 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB's official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.
About Cebu Air, Inc. (PSE: CEB) and Cebgo:
Cebu Air, Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
Its wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, currently offers flights to 27 Philippine destinations utilizing an exclusive fleet of eight ATR 72-500 aircraft. Cebgo has two strategic hubs in the Philippines namely, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 in Manila and Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Cebu.