IN a bid to ease aircraft movement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Manila International Airport Authority has provided a 2.5 hectare lot for the construction of an aircraft parking bay for budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air.
MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Hornado said the soon-to-be parking bay, which is located at the NAIA’s South General Aviation Area, formerly Flight Operations Briefing Station; can accommodate around four to six Airbus A320 family aircraft, that would ease up movement at other terminal bays in the airport.
In response, CEB President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Gokongwei expressed gratitude to the MIAA for allowing his company to setup an aircraft parking area.
“We are very grateful to the MIAA and relevant government authorities for allowing us to develop and utilize the South General Aviation Area for aircraft parking. This area supplements the space requirement of our growing fleet and will contribute to the optimization of our ground operations,” Gokongwei, in a statement, said.
CEB has 57-strong fleet comprised of seven Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft. It is also expecting delivery two more4 brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
The airline’s extensive network covers over 90 routes and 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.