Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has finalised a firm order for 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft, bringing its total A320 family orders to 71.

The carrier will configure its A321neos with 220 seats in a single class layout, and use them on its pan-Asian network, said Airbus. Cebu Pacific signed originally signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire the aircraft in June.

Cebu Pacific has not made an engine selection between the CFM International Leap-X and Pratt & Whitney PW1100G for the A321neo. The airline's existing fleet of A320 family aircraft are all powered by CFM International CFM56 engines.

Cebu Pacific A321neo
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"The A321neo will enable us to increase capacity on our key routes while benefiting from the lowest operating costs of any aircraft in this size category," said Cebu Pacific president and CEO Lance Gokongwei.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news