SINGAPORE — Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is planning to fully modernize its fleet by transitioning to more fuel-efficient aircraft as part of its sustainability initiatives.
At a press briefing here, Cebu Pacific chief strategy officer Alex Reyes said the Gokongwei-led carrier would gradually transition to a 100% NEO fleet by 2028
In particular, Cebu Pacific is planning to end 2022 with a 43% NEO fleet, then by 2023, 59% of its fleet will be NEO aircraft, after which the airline's fleet will be 69% NEO by 2024, 81% by 2025, 91% by 2026, and 97% by 2027.
PAL on the other hand would never have the luxury of all brand new fleet as they have habits of operating older frames which they happen to own. CEB doesn't have one as all their fleet are leases.
2028 do always make a bell.
Anyways I don't think its nessecary for PAL to follow Cebu Pacific fleet planning although I personally think it would be better for PAL to learn from the US3
Carriers (American, Delta and United), especially Delta which is the most profitable airline of the three who keeps aircraft beyond 25 to 30 years! However unlike American or United they actually do spend refurbished there aircraft with in-seat IFE new seats and Overhead bins, etc. PAL A320-200 (8604 to 8615) are younger then Delta they could added some features such as Streaming Inflight Entertainment and USB Power ports to make then competitive with Cebu Pacific onboard product while adding a new seat weither old or new isn't enough anymore to put it bluntly