Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s largest domestic airline,
will use the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) for both
domestic and international flights starting on August 1, 2008.
CEB started its domestic ATR operations at NAIA-3 last July 22.
Lance Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO, said, “NAIA-3’s opening is a welcome
development for us especially since we have outgrown both the domestic passenger
terminal and NAIA-1. As the country’s fastest growing airline, we are very
excited to be offering our passengers a much improved airport facility.”
CEB expects to carry seven million passengers this year compared to almost
5.5 million passengers last year. In 1996, when CEB first started its
operations, the total number of people flying within the country stood at 4.67
million, in 2007, this has more than doubled and now stands over 10.4 million
NAIA-3 exceeds the amenities provided by the Domestic Terminal such as:
- A spacious check-in area, with 28 state-of-the-art counters allocated to
Cebu Pacific as compared to 22 counters at the cramped check-in section of the
- Nine boarding gates, from four;
CEB operates 33 routes through its 24 domestic destinations and currently
operates 848 domestic flights per week. The airline also operates 19
international routes to 16 cities in Asia, offering 230 international flights
“Now that we will be flying both domestic and international services under
one roof, we will be able to see some operational efficiencies and offer our
passengers an even better product.” Gokongwei emphasized.
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.