Posts 6% systemwide passenger
The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) flew 3.74 million passengers from January to March 2014, an increase of about 6% over 3.5 million passengers flown in the same period last year.
CEB attributed its passenger growth to increased presence in key markets, strategic seat sales offering the lowest possible fares, and continuous network expansion.
"With the recent lift of the EU ban and the FAA Category 1 upgrade for the Philippines, CEB is in a stronger position to explore the possibility of serving even more of our kababayans and travellers in new markets like Guam, Hawaii, and the EU," said Atty. Jorenz Tañada, CEB VP – Corporate Affairs.
CEB achieved notable Q1 2014 passenger growth in several international tourism and trade markets, such as Indonesia, Japan and China, contributing to foreign tourist arrivals in the country. The airline recently launched a daily service between Manila and Tokyo (Narita) and a four times weekly service from Manila to Nagoya in Japan.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB's official Twitter (@cebupacificair) and Facebook pages.
CEB's 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 30 Airbus A320, 3 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.