Skal international Makati President Robert Lim Joseph (left) and New World Makati Hotel General Manager Farid Schoucair (right) presented Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) President and CEO Lance Gokongwei with the Airline Personality of the Year award. This was held during the recently concluded 24th Skal Tourism Personality Awards, in time for the Makati chapter's 33rd anniversary.
"I have long admired Skal's efforts to promote camaraderie within the tourism industry, all over the world. This recognition validates Cebu Pacific's growth, and shows the interdependent relationship we have, as tourism stakeholders," said Gokongwei, after he accepted the award.
He noted CEB's long-haul expansion and growth, with the launch of Kuwait and Sydney in September, and the launch of Riyadh and Dammam in October. An interline agreement with Tigerair Singapore also provides more destination options for passengers, including Myanmar, India and Maldives through the CEB website.
"Such milestones were achieved because of the patronage of our passengers, now numbering over 90 million; the determination of our team; and the support of all industries interlocked with ours, especially that of the travel and trade," he added.
SKAL International is a worldwide association of travel and tourism professionals promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism Industry. The awards night is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of exemplary individuals in Philippine tourism.
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.