Cebu Pacific Airlines Wins Most Improved Airline for 2020

by Christine Forbes Smith
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November 25, 2019
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Cebu Pacific Airlines is AirlineRatings.com Most Improved Airline for 2020.

Cebu Pacific commenced services in March 1996, initially only domestic operations but launched international operations in November 2001.

It now flies to 64 tourist and business destinations within Asia and operates 67 mainly Airbus aircraft.

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Cebu was the first local airline to introduce e-ticketing, prepaid excess baggage, and seat selection in the Philippines.

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AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas congratulated Cebu Pacific on this achievement.

“Cebu Pacific has become a major part of the fabric of life in the Philippines bringing affordable travel to most,” said Thomas.

“The airline has a very modern fleet and operationally is now up there with the best.”

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Cebu Pacific takes delivery of its first A330

Recently Cebu Pacific Airlines signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 long-range A330neo aircraft.

The order is the wide-body component of a Memorandum of Understanding announced at the Paris Air Show and which also included commitments for 10 A321XLR and five A320neo single-aisle aircraft.

Cebu Pacific (CEB) plans to operate the aircraft on trunk routes within the Philippines and the rest of Asia, as well as on longer-range services to Australia and the Middle East.

“The A330neo is integral to our fleet modernization program,” said Cebu pacific chief executive Lance Gokongwei when the order was announced.

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“With this purchase, we aim to reduce our fuel emission and build a more sustainable operation.

“This will also give us the lowest cost per seat, at the same time enabling CEB to increase seat capacity and maximize valuable airport slots in Manila and other Asian megacities.”