Cebu Pacific has increased the weekly frequency
of flights to and from Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan), Dumaguete,
Siargao, Iloilo, Caticlan (Boracay), Ozamiz and Zamboanga by an
Flights between Manila and Cebu had
likewise increased 24%.
The increase in flights from its Cebu hub
is on top of its six-times-weekly Cebu-Shanghai and Shanghai-Cebu
routes which also commenced on 15 April 2019.
Cebu Pacific had earlier stated that it would
ramp-up capacity at its Cebu hub by as much as 20% in 2019. The
carrier is positioning Cebu has its beach hubówith strategic
connections to foremost vacation destinations such as Siargao,
Camiguin, Puerto Princesa and Caticlan (Boracay).
From Cebu, the airline
also mounts direct flights to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro,
Calbayog, Clark, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Kalibo, Legazpi,
Pagadian, Surigao, Tacloban, Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo (Narita),
Singapore and Incheon.
For its Clark hub, CEB has also
increased capacity of flights to and from Caticlan (Boracay) by
231%, shifting from the 78-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft to the Airbus
The airline also plans to launch daily
flights between Clark and Iloilo; Clark and Bacolod; as well as
Clark and Narita, starting 9 August 2019; and daily flights
between Clark and Puerto Princesa starting 9 October 2019.
"We are now in a position to allot aircraft to expand key
routes in our other hubs. We are excited over the prospects for
growth and will continue to roll-out new routes when the
opportunities arise," said Alexander Lao, Vice-President for
Commercial Planning of Cebu Pacific.
Cebu Pacific also plans to launch an additional daily flight between Manila and Bangkok,
starting 28 April 2019, raising capacity by 41%.
The carrier is
also upgauging aircraft on key international routes from Manila
starting this month, switching to its 236-seat Airbus A321neo for
flights to and from Narita and Denpasar (Bali), ramping up
capacity by three percent, respectively; and to its 436-seat
Airbus A330 for its Osaka and Shanghai routes, which will grow the
number of seats by 90%, respectively.
In 2018, CEB flew
over 20 million passengers to 37 domestic and 26 international
destinations, across over 107 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the
Middle East, and USA.