Cebu Pacific Increases Capacity for Summer

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Cebu Pacific is adding 22% more flights from April to May 2012, in preparation of the travel surge during the summer months.

CEB operates the largest destination network in the country and to the ASEAN. With 22% more flights, we continue to show our commitment in promoting travel within the Philippines, through our trademark lowest fares, and youngest and largest aircraft fleet, said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

The following CEB routes will have daily flights until 15 June 2012: Cebu-Dipolog, Cebu-Legazpi and Cebu-Pagadian. Three more weekly flights will be added to the Cebu-Puerto Princesa route, making it 10 times weekly until 4 June 2012.

CEB has also added flights to the following routes: Manila-Legazpi and Manila-Puerto Princesa (total of 4 daily flights each). Legazpi is the gateway to whale shark encounters in Donsol, Sorsogon.

The summer peak months will also see flight frequency increases for the following routes: Cebu-Bacolod (total of 17 weekly flights), Cebu-Caticlan (3 daily flights), Cebu-Davao (5 daily flights), and Cebu-Siargao (4 weekly flights).

Flight frequency additions have been extended until 4 June 2012 for the following high-traffic routes: Manila-Cebu (total of 99 weekly flights), Manila-Bacolod (40 weekly flights) and Manila-Iloilo (7 daily flights).

CEB flew close to 12 million passengers from January to December 2011, an increase of 14% over 10.5 million passengers in 2010. The airline launched the following flights in the 1st half of 2012: Manila-Hanoi (March 17), Manila-Xiamen and Kalibo-Hong Kong (23 March). On 19 April 2012, CEB will also launch its Manila-Siem Reap service.

The airline currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft with an average age of 3.6 years is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders.

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