The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), in a recently concluded board meeting, granted additional entitlements to the Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) for 5 international routes from Manila to Singapore, Myanmar, New Zealand and Macau; and from Cebu to Hong Kong.
Cebu Pacific was granted seven flights weekly from Manila to New Zealand and 1,260 entitlements from Manila to Singapore, allowing the airline to upgrade its current daily Airbus A320 service to an Airbus A330 service.
In the same meeting, CAB designated Cebu Pacific Air as an official Philippine carrier to New Zealand, Myanmar, and Canada.
Cebu Pacific's opposition to extension of the codeshare agreement between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Emirates on the Manila-Dubai route which is set to expire in October 2014 was also granted by the CAB.
"We commend the CAB air panel for their wisdom in rendering decisions that allow Philippine carriers to expand services in international routes. This ultimately benefits the travelling public, as Cebu Pacific continues offering the lowest fares, and driving international arrivals aligned with the country's tourism goals," said Atty. Jorenz Tañada, Cebu Pacific Air Vice President, Corporate Affairs.
Cebu Pacific Air 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.