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>PRESS RELEASES / July 27, 2009

CEB passenger traffic up by 38%

Takes pride in increase of monopoly routes in 2009

Cebu Pacific (CEB), Asia’s third largest low cost carrier, is all set to reach its 9 million passenger mark for 2009.

With a 38 percent increase in passenger volume during the first six months of 2009, CEB spokesperson Candice Iyog said that CEB is very close to meeting its target, especially with the removal of fuel surcharge for domestic and international flights in January this year.

“We are also proud that we opened up a lot of routes this year that only Cebu Pacific flies to. This strengthens our market leadership as we provide new routes and more convenient air travel to a lot of Filipinos across the country,” she added.
 
She cited flights from Cebu to Legazpi and Siargao as great examples. “We are the only airline flying between the Visayas and the Bicol region. Likewise, we are also the fastest way to Siargao, the surfing capital of the Philippines.”

The lowest Go Lite fares for Legazpi and Siargao from Cebu is P1,188. Passengers with check-in luggage will just add P200 to the fare.

Other monopoly routes are Cebu to Roxas, Cotabato, Dumaguete, Clark, Puerto Princesa, and Surigao. CEB is also the only airline to fly from Manila to Cauayan and from Davao to Iloilo and to Cagayan de Oro.

Most of these routes started this year, and has collectively flown almost 100,000 passengers during the first six months of 2009.

Passengers can book their flights through www.cebupacificair.com or the reservations hotlines (02)70-20-888 and (032)230-88-88.

Gokongwei-owned CEB has flown over 36 million passengers since its inception in 1996. It now flies to 32 domestic destinations and 14 Asian cities from four hubs, utilizing the youngest aircraft fleet in the Philippines.