Cebu Pacific eyes wider-range network with A321neos

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Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific may start services to longer-range destinations such as New Delhi, Hokkaido and Perth when its new Airbus A321neo aircraft are delivered from 2017.

"The new aircraft will give us additional range that will enable us to fly to these destinations," said Candice Iyog, its vice-president of marketing and distribution, in an interview.

The A321s are also likely to be used on higher density routes such as Singapore and Hong Kong to increase efficiency, she said.

The carrier has signed a firm order for 30 A321neo aircraft that will be configured with 220 seats in a single class layout. They are due to be delivered between 2017 and 2021.

The airline has not made an engine selection between the CFM International Leap-X and Pratt & Whitney PW1100G, added Iyog.