The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), ranked 99th of 313 airlines listed in FlightView's global on-time performance (OTP) report, posting an 81.7% On Time Arrival rating for 9,487 flights it operated last June 2014. CEB is the only Philippine carrier to rank within the top 100 of airlines listed in the report.
FlightView, a recognized provider of real-time global flight and airport information services, measures on-time performance of airlines based on flights arriving within 15 minutes of schedule.
Other industry reports estimate average OTP in June 2014 for Asia-Pacific carriers was 68.98%. North American carriers' OTP was estimated at 73.31%, while major and regional European carriers achieved a 79.88% average OTP.
"CEB works hard to ensure that our on-time performance is at par with world standards. We fully support government initiatives including the NAIA runway optimization project which aims to decongest NAIA. This project will increase runway movements, improve slot management and also upgrade airport infrastructure," said Atty. Jorenz Tañada, Cebu Pacific Air Vice President, Corporate Affairs.
The airline is set to launch thrice weekly flights from Manila to Kuwait on September 2, 2014 and four times weekly flights from Manila to Sydney on September 9, 2014.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call reservation hotlines +(632) 7020-888 or +(6332) 230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB's official Twitter and Facebook pages.
CEB's 50-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 28 Airbus A320, 4 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 2 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.