Offering extensive connections across the Philippines, as well as to a growing number of international destinations, Cebu Pacific is a low-cost carrier with lofty aspirations. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole hops on board
The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, has received the first of its 39 A321 aircraft - ushering the entry of a new Airbus model into its fleet. The Airbus A321 is an efficient single-aisle jetliner, the longest and widest among all single-aisle aircraft.
The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, will start evening flights to and from Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay Island, in July.
Cebu Pacific of the Philippines has placed an order with Airbus for seven A321ceo to meet on-going strong growth on its domestic and regional network. The latest contract comes on top of an existing order for 32 A321neo.
The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific Air saw passenger growth bounce back in April. The news comes as the summer season goes into full swing and on the back of both the traditional Lenten break and the four-day long Labour-Day weekend.
Cebu Pacific has celebrated the birth of a baby girl, born while the aircraft was halfway from Dubai to Manila. This is the first time a baby has been delivered on-board an aircraft operated by the carrier. Baby girl ‘Haven’ was born approximately four hours after the departure of flight 5J015 from the Dubai International Airport last Sunday, August 14th, 2016.
The Philippines’ largest airline, Cebu Pacific, and its wholly owned subsidiary Cebgo, generated a net income of eight billion peso from January to June 2016, a substantial increase from the five billion peso earned in the same period last year. The Cebu Pacific Air group’s first half 2016 revenues surged to 33 billion peso, a growth of 12 per cent year-on-year.
Cebu Pacific has added flight frequencies from Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao to key domestic and international destinations, to accommodate passenger demand during the summer peak travel period. Passengers travelling from Singapore will be able to take advantage of more travel options as CEB ramps up its flights frequencies to both Iloilo and Davao from the Lion City.
Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ largest airline, has marked the start of twice weekly non-stop flights between Davao and Singapore with great fanfare. The inaugural flight was sent off by Philippine department of tourism assistant secretary Art Boncato and Cebu vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog.