Adds flights to 11 Manila-hub services
Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading domestic airline, will mount
additional frequencies to 11 of its domestic routes despite the weak economic
forecast for the country.
By March this year, just in time for summer, the airline will increase its
frequency from Manila to:
- Bacolod, to four times daily;
- Butuan, to twice daily;
- Cagayan de Oro, to five times daily;
- Caticlan, to 10 times daily;
- Cebu, to 11 times daily;
- Davao, to six times daily;
- Iloilo, to 31 times weekly;
- GenSan, to 10 times weekly;
- Legaspi, to thrice daily;
- Tagbilaran, to thrice daily; and
- Zamboanga, to twice daily.
This brings CEB’s weekly domestic flights from 1,074 to 1,252 .
Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and distribution, said that the airline is
expecting three more aircraft this January and February. “These brand new
aircraft -- two Airbus and one ATR-72 500 -- will be utilized to expand our
growing domestic network.”
Iyog added, “In spite of the economic downturn, we remain optimistic that we
will be able to continue stimulating domestic travel because of the value
proposition CEB offers to the traveling public.”
CEB carried a record breaking 683,204 passengers in December 2008, the
highest in the airline’s history. Prior to this, CEB carried the most number of
passengers in May 2008 at 630,924.
CEB has also positioned itself as a viable transport alternative to buses and
“Aside from additional frequencies, Cebu Pacific will continue to offer its
trademark low fares and new aircraft to its passengers,” Iyog added.
CEB currently services the most number of domestic routes, among all local
carriers. Its additional aircraft will increase its fleet to 21 Airbus and seven