Cebu Pacific To Expand By Up-gauging At Manila, Growing Secondary Bases
Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Adviser Mike Szucs discusses the group’s recent aircraft order with Airbus and plans for accelerating growth. Cebu Pacific plans to grow at its main Manila base, where there are no available additional slots, by up-gauging to larger density aircraft. The group has opted for new maximum configurations for A330-900s (460 seats), A321neos (240 seats) and A320neos (194 seats). The group also plans to grow at secondary airports, including Mactan-Cebu and Clark, as it expands its fleet. It aims to start operating ATR 72s at Sangley, an air base outside Manila that is soon opening to commercial traffic.