Low-fare leader, Cebu Pacific (CEB), has set the record in carrying the most
number of passengers in the history of Philippine domestic air travel for a
Based on CAB data, the airline carried 512,081 passengers in May 2008. Prior
to this record, Philippine Airlines flew 463,423 passengers in May 1997.
Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and distribution said, “We
believe that the growing domestic air travel market can be attributed to the low
year round and promotional fares we have offered to the public. CEB has been a
catalyst in this growth and has made air travel an affordable option to many
guests with fares that are comparable with other modes of transport including
buses and ferries.“
She added, “We continue to make air travel convenient and make the Philippine
islands more accessible as we operate new inter-island routes.”
CEB continues to be the largest domestic carrier in the Philippines. With the
recent announcement of new flights from its Cebu hub and addition of its
Manila-Busuanga service, it offers 1,006 local flights weekly and operates 39
routes to 27 domestic destinations.
Iyog concluded, “We hope to carry more passengers this year and passengers
can expect a better airport experience with CEB operating both domestic and
international flights from NAIA Terminal 3.”
Passengers may book their flights via www.cebupacificair.com, or call
70-20-888, or visit their nearest travel agent.
Now in its 13th year, CEB has the youngest aircraft fleet in the Philippines,
comprised of 10 A319s, eight A320s, and two ATR72-500 aircraft.