Yup, from AirAsiaX to Cebu Pacific. ETA is December 2016.
The Philippines’ largest budget airline, Cebu Air Inc, is looking to acquire two more Airbus 330 aircraft, company president Lance Gokongwei said.
“That is under consideration because we’re looking to fly to additional routes particularly Honolulu or increasing potential flights to the Middle East,” Gokongwei told reporters.
The budget carrier, which had 55 aircraft, mostly Airbus jets, as of end-December, expects to beef up its fleet to 69 planes by end-2018.
Asian budget carriers have been placing big orders for jets from Airbus and Boeing Co to take advantage of a regional travel boom.
Last month, eight Asian low-cost carriers, including Cebu Air Inc’s Cebu Pacific, set up an alliance allowing travelers to book flights across their platforms for the first time, aiming to reach more customers outside their home markets.
Philippines-based Cebu Pacific Air has started a trial of the SKYfi club wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system alongside KID-Systeme.
The wireless IFE platform has been introduced to complement the carrier’s existing onboard connectivity service and enables passengers to access content via their own personal electronic devices.
A total of five aircraft have been equipped with the SKYfi club product for the trial, and passengers will be able to stream music and movies, and view magazines and surveys using their own smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Cebu Pacific’s decision to trial wireless IFE follows a move by the Southeast Asian country’s other major carrier, Philippine Airlines, to offer OnAir’s wireless IFE solution, which includes Global Eagle Entertainment’s WISE (Wireless Inflight Services and Entertainment) software, across its A330s instead of embedded IFE.
Source: Future Travel Experience