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>PRESS RELEASES / January 22, 2008

Cebu Pacific expands domestic operations; adds 23% to domestic capacity

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s leading domestic airline, will expand its domestic operations from its Manila hub, with additional flights, frequencies and capacity to seven major cities.

Starting April 3, 2008, CEB will increase its

  • Manila-Legaspi flights, from 10 times weekly to twice daily; effectively increasing capacity by 54%.
  • Manila-Dumaguete flights from 11 times weekly to twice daily.
  • Manila-Roxas and Manila-Cotabato flights from 4 to 5 times weekly.
  • Manila-Dipolog service from 3 to 4 times weekly.

CEB will also use its 179-seater A320 for its mid-day Tacloban and daily Butuan services, instead of the 150-seater A319 aircraft. This aircraft upgrade translates to an increased capacity of 6% for Tacloban and 19% for Butuan.

Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and product, said, “Our rapid domestic expansion is part of our continued efforts to bring air travel closer to more Filipinos through our trademark low fares and increased accessibility. With more flights and frequencies to these destinations, we hope to be able to further stimulate domestic tourism and trade.”

Now in its 12th year, CEB has the youngest fleet of aircraft in the Philippines. CEB flies to 12, soon to be 14 international destinations, with the addition of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in April. CEB also operates flights to 21 domestic destinations with the addition of Boracay (Caticlan) beginning February 29, 2008.