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Commercial Aviation and the Story of Increasing Seats

Inrcreasing Seats

" Does compromising comfort for value, really worth it? " 

During last week's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France, low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific solidified their 31-aircraft deal with European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. The memorandum of understanding is comprised of 16 A330-900neos, 10 A321XLRs, and 5 A320neos, allowing the airline to operate on a completely modern and fuel-efficient fleet by 2024.

Increasing Seats

The airline also announced plans of installing 460, no-recline, 9 abreast seating, in the A330-900neos, and will be the first ever Airbus customer to install 194 seats in an A320neo. To give you a better perspective, Singapore Airlines has 379-471 seats installed in their A380 double-decker, while Australian flag-carrier, Qantas has 484.

Increasing Seats

The long-winded story between airline companies and their constant need to increase seat numbers has been a controversy for years now. If Cebu Pacific decides to push through with their plan, does compromising comfort for value, really worth it? Some passengers might agree, some might beg to differ. In the end, the challenge is up to Cebu Pacific, and how they can keep their loyal customers, and at the same time, attract potential passengers.


Art by Anastasia Beltykova, Aircraft renderings by Airbus
4 Comments
  1. Sami Patel

    June 24, 2019 1:14 pm

    Lol thats just absurd. Do they plan to kill the passengers inside too

  2. Kat Santos

    June 24, 2019 1:16 pm

    Hahahaha cebu pacific trying to leave their mark. Sardines is life! 😂

  3. Mark thompson

    June 24, 2019 1:21 pm

    By long haul – asia to europe? WILDIN

  4. Marco

    June 24, 2019 3:14 pm

    460 no recline and for long haul?!

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