A look at Cebu Pacific’s fleet in 2022

Wide-body aircraft are commonly associated with multi-class seating configurations with business class on-board platforms. However, some carriers have taken a single-class approach, such as how Cebu Pacific has equipped its Airbus A330s. Let’s take a closer look at these tightly packed twinjets, as well as the various other types of aircraft they serve in the Cebu Pacific.

High-density wide-body aircraft

The plane of St Cebu Pacific most of the headliners are Philippine low-cost carriers airbus A330s. According to data from ch-aviation.com, of the airline’s 53 aircraft, eight are examples of this European wide-body family. The dominant option is A330-300they are seven years old on average.


What sets these aircraft apart from other A330-300s is their high-density configuration. Cebu Pacific prefers a nine-aisle (3-3-3) layout, as opposed to the eight-aisle setup you see with other A330 operators. This, along with the absence of a premium cabin, allows these aircraft to have an impressive 436 seats.

This reduces operating costs per seat, which was evident when the airline was launched special rates $0.27 for nine-hour flights to Dubai. It is interesting that Cebu Pacific St Airbus A330neo high density (A330-900) aircraft carry even more passengers. The average age of these three tweens is just 0.7 years, and they each have 459 seats.

Cebu Pacific’s A330neos have a narrow seat pitch of just 28 inches. Photo: Airbus

In terms of where Cebu Pacific sends its A330neos, Sydney is usually the destination of choice for these tightly packed wide-body aircraft. The airline declared her intentions deploy type on flights from Manila to Australia in May, with these flights beginning of July 1. Now they work three times a week.

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The newest narrow-body aircraft

Cebu Pacific’s remaining 45 aircraft are narrow-body Airbus aircraft A320 family At the new end of the spectrum are two next-gen options A320neo series. Cebu Pacific currently operates seven A320neos with an average age of just 1.9 years. It also has 14 more examples of the modern European single-aisle, two-aisle aircraft on order.

Meanwhile, the larger A321neo also plays a key role in the Philippine budget airline, as 10 of these tightly configured 236-seat aircraft are currently present in Cebu Pacific’s fleet. They are slightly older than the A320neo, averaging 2.2 years. This youthfulness will continue with the arrival of 11 more A321neos, as well as 10 A321XLRs.

Cebu Pacific also favors denser narrow-body configurations. Photo: Airbus

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Old aircraft of the A320 family

Just under 40% of Cebu Pacific’s fleet consists of the original A320ceo series, specifically the A320-200. The airline fulfills 21 of them, and their average age is 8.6 years. While it’s fairly young in the grand scheme of things, it’s comparatively old in the context of the Philippine low-cost carrier’s fleet.

Historically speaking, Cebu Pacific has also flown another 21 A320-200s. It fits these aircraft with a single-class configuration of 180 seats, offering a standard seat pitch of just 28 inches. Even last year, barely more than half of these tweezers were active. However, the situation has now improved, with 18 listed as active, while two are under maintenance and one is in storage.

What do you make of the Cebu Pacific fleet? Have you flown on one of its economy Airbus A330s? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments!

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