Cebu Pacific has confirmed that it will increase
flights between Cebu and Narita, Japan from four times per week
to a daily flight, effective 1 December 2018.
has also made connections to Narita simpler and easier from
Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro or Davao by offering seamless
flight schedules as well as one-time check-in for both domestic
and international flights.
"Japan is a popular destination among Filipino vacationers. We
are giving passengers who hail from the Visayas and Mindanao a
more practical and viable option to reach Japan with daily flights
from Cebu. This is on top of flights from Manila to Narita, Osaka,
Fukuoka and Nagoya," said Alexander Lao, President and CEO of
Philippines is a popular
destination with Japanese tourists, with data from the Department
of Tourism recording 366,649 tourist arrivals from Japan from
January to July 2018. An estimated 20,000 Japanese nationals also
call Philippines their home, with hundreds of students choosing to
study English there because of the geographical proximity to Japan compared with
other English-speaking countries, and relatively low study and
"More flight options mean greater
flexibility for our customers and easier transfers from Narita to
Cebu. Japanese students, expatriates and tourists can now enjoy
more attractions the Philippines has to offer through easy
connections either to Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro or Davao,"
Aside from Cebu, Cebu Pacific flies 14 times weekly between
Manila and Narita; five times weekly to and from Nagoya; four
times a week between Manila and Osaka; and thrice weekly to and
The Japan routes are one of the strongest
growth drivers of Cebu Pacific, with passenger volume expanding by
an average 52% from April to June 2018 alone. As of the first half
of 2018, Cebu Pacific has flown 10.4 million passengers.