Cebu Pacific has unveiled plans to launch three
new domestic routes from Clark International Airport.
The low cost airline will mount daily flights
between Clark and Iloilo, as well as between Clark and Bacolod,
starting 9 August 2019.
Beginning 9 October 2019, Cebu Pacific
will launch daily flights between Clark and Puerto Princesa in
"There's still a lot of opportunity for
expansion within the Philippines - inter-island connections from key
cities like Clark and Cebu. We believe that there is a significant
untapped market in northern provinces in the Philippines. Creating
direct links between domestic destinations and our other hubs will
spur tourism and movement of goods and investments, whilst doing
away with having to pass through the main hub in Manila," said
Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Operations Officer of Cebu Pacific.
Clark International Airport has served as
the hub for North and Central Luzon of Cebu Pacific for the past
ten years. It has emerged as one of Asia's fastest-growing
airports, with passenger volume breaching 2.5 million in 2018.
Over the past six months, Cebu Pacific has boosted frequency in Clark by
over 75%, with direct connections to Cebu, Caticlan, Tagbilaran,
Davao, Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong.
"We are also in the final stages of launching a
new route between Cebu and mainland China. We'll have more details
on that soon," added Shau.
Cebu Pacific had earlier stated they
would ramp-up capacity at its Cebu hub by as much as 20% in 2019.
Routes in development for the Cebu hub are focused on North Asia
markets such as China, Korea, and Japan.
"Philippines is the closest tropical
destination from North Asia. Cebu and the 166 islands within the
province alone boast of some of the best tropical getaways in the
world. It's a logical choice to be our 'beach hub' with easier
access to world-class beaches, dive spots and resorts," Shau said.
From Cebu, the airline operates direct flights to Bacolod, Caticlan (Boracay), Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calbayog, Camiguin,
Clark, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi,
Ozamis, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban,
Zamboanga, Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo (Narita), Singapore and
Aside from its Clark and Cebu hubs, Cebu Pacific
operates flights out of five other hubs in
Philippines: Manila, Kalibo, Iloilo, Davao and Cagayan de Oro
Cebu Pacific network currently covers over 108 routes spanning Asia,
Australia, the Middle East, and USA.