From L-R: Mr. Alexander Lao, President and Chief Execurive Officer of Cebgo; Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB Vice President for Corporate Affairs; Mr. Milky Evangelista, MIAA; Mr. Dante Basanta, NAIA Terminal 3 Terminal Manager; Mr. Eddie Monreal, General Manager of MIAA; Mr. Michael Shau, Chief Operating Officer of CEB; Ms. Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Distribution; Mr. Alex Reyes, CEB Vice President for Cargo; Ms. Bing Stoifl, Director for External Affairs.
Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific, in partnership with the Manila International Airport Authority, kicks off the yuletide season by decking out its main Manila hub—the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3—with décor that reflects the holiday cheer. NAIA Terminal 4—used by its inter-island domestic subsidiary Cebgo, will likewise be decorated for the holiday season by Cebu Pacific.
"Cebu Pacific has been operating out of the NAIA Terminal 3 since 2008. It has been our home for the last ten years and it is only fitting to mark this milestone with a festive holiday display," said Michael Ivan Shau, the newly-appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Cebu Pacific.
Both NAIA Terminal 3 and 4 will feature a festive décor of lights and gift boxes which reflects the merry and festive feel during the Christmas season. The NAIA Terminal 3 Departure area will be a giant gift box decorated with lights where travelers can have fun with emoji boxes and a wall travel holiday mural, while at the Arrival area, baggage conveyor belts will be decorated with Christmas trees made from piled gift boxes; and at the "salubong," or greeters and well-wishers area, a tall Christmas tree made of piled-up gift boxes set against a backdrop of lights. The NAIA Terminal 4, on the other hand, will be decorated with colorful lights at the check-in area, Christmas trees at every column at the boarding gates and baggage claim areas; and a texturized wall of gift boxes where passengers can take photos.
Passengers arriving in Manila will be treated to a unique performance of Christmas carols from some of the Philippines' best beatboxing and acapella groups at the NAIA Terminal 3 arrival area such as Syncofellas, Conchords and MVibe.
The décor and Christmas carols are all thoughtfully created to be unique and unusual, to give travelers and the public something new, in keeping with the commitment of Cebu Pacific of enabling everyJuan to make holiday moments and memories happen. As the largest carrier in the Philippines, Cebu Pacific has enabled travelers from all walks of life to reconnect or bond with friends and family over the holidays—creating precious holiday moments and memories.
Aside from the festive décor, CEB has also invested in additional facilities at the NAIA Terminals to improve passenger experience, especially as the peak yuletide travel season begins. These include passenger boarding ramps and airport operation mobile applications to streamline check-in and inflight operations.
The airline also took delivery of an additional two brand-new aircraft—an Airbus A321CEO (Current Engine Option) and an ATR 72-600 aircraft, just in time for the peak season.
Cebu Pacific has maintained leadership in the domestic market with 37 destinations, 76 routes and over 2,130 weekly flights. CEB also flies to 26 international destinations, with over 32 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.