Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific, a low cost airlines from the Philippines has revealed that its pending order for 10 Airbus A 320-200s might be converted into 4 or 5 larger Airbus A 330-300Es as the carrier plans to expand its operations into the long haul market. It has applied for rights to serve Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Sydney and Melbourne from next year.


Can someone please tell Cebu Pacific that an A 333 cannot fly with a full payload of pax + cargo from MNL to DXB/AUH/KWI. With regards to Australia, it initially wants to use the A 320s to SYD and MEL from MNL with a tech stop at Darwin airport. If it really wants to expand long haul with a low cost all economy class product, then it should instead purchase 4-5 A 332s configured to seat 350 pax in an all economy class layout which has the capability to easily fly MNL-DXB/AUH/KWI nonstop with a full payload as well as MNL-Saudi Arabia nonstop in both directions which the A 333 cannot do!

1 comment:

spearman said...

You make some good observations and accurate points. Being an expat in Cebu Philippines I have flown Cebu Pacific many times. They need someone like you in management!