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Cebu Pacific now Philippines largest airline

Cebu Pacific (CEB) is now the Philippines’ largest airline by total number of passengers flown on domestic and international routes.

Based on Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) data, CEB flew 2,448,990 domestic and international passengers from January to March this year, almost 110,000 more than Philippine Airlines’ system-wide figures of 2,339,788.

CEB claimed the No. 1 domestic carrier last year when it captured 50 percent of the domestic market share. It remains the number one carrier in 2010, with 51 percent market share. It started operations only in 1996.

“Our consistent focus and commitment to offering the lowest fares for value service continue to pay off. We expect to grow even more in the coming years as we take delivery of more brand-new planes which we will use to expand our capacity, increase frequencies, and fly to more local and foreign destinations,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

CEB is buying 22 more 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft for delivery starting in Oct. this year till 2014, which by then would make the airline’s Airbus fleet the largest in the country as well.

The airline currently operates the youngest aircraft fleet in the country, composed of 21 Airbus and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft.

“Our expansion will drive our costs lower, benefiting the flying public with CEB’s trademark low fares,” said Iyog.

Last year, CEB flew 8.8 million domestic and international passengers, with a 31% year-on-year growth. This year, it expects the number to rise to 10 million. By 2013, CEB expects to carry a total of 15 million passengers, exceeding the capacity of the NAIA Terminal 3, its home base.

From the last quarter of 2010 onwards, CEB expects to strengthen its network of 33 domestic and 15 international destinations with more routes and increased frequencies. It just recently announced its newest Brunei route, slated to start this Aug. 21. Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific now flies to Catarman and Calbayog in Samar, Virac in Catanduanes, and Cauayan, Isabela

Cebu Pacific (CEB) is set to take delivery of its seventh brand-new ATR 72-500 aircraft which it will use to fly to Catarman and Calbayog in Samar, Virac in Catanduanes, and Cauayan, Isabela starting next month.

CEB will also mount additional flights for Manila-Naga from daily to 10 times weekly starting on February 14 and Manila-Busuanga from daily to 11 times weekly starting on February 15.

The new service to Catarman, Samar and Virac, Catanduanes will start on February 14; flights to Calbayog, Samar and Cauayan, Isabela will start on February 18.

Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and distribution, said “We are expanding our Manila hub operations with the arrival of our brand new ATR and will make more areas accessible through our low fares and new planes.” Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific turns back to Manila 10 minutes after taking off due to engine problem

A Cebu Pacific plane was forced to turn back to Manila Airport on Wednesday after the pilot reported an issue with the right engine in the ATR-72-500 propeller-plane.

Flight 5J 893 was carrying 53 passengers and four crew when it took off for Caticlan, Aklan on Wednesday morning from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Some ten minutes in to the flight, the pilot noticed the right engine’s indicator lights were showing that something was wrong, and so turned back and requested an emergency landing.

“He followed aviation procedures and prepared for emergency landing,” said Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President Communications, in a local radio interview.

“The landing was normal. All 53 passengers were accommodated to the next flight. Suffice it to say, everything that happened was done on procedure and we were able to land safely.” Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific offers discounts for new domestic destinations

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Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s leading domestic airline, is offering a Php500 all-in ‘Go Lite’ fare for flights from Cebu to Cotabato, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Legaspi, Ozamiz, Siargao and Tacloban. The seat sale is from December 17-19, 2008 and is good for travel from January 1-March 18, 2009.

This marks the opening of CEB’s new destinations from Cebu to Cotabato, Dumaguete, Legaspi and Siargao and the mounting of additional frequencies from Cebu to Iloilo, Ozamiz and Tacloban. On January 10, 2009, it will be the start of the new thrice weekly flights from Cebu to Cotabato and the four-times weekly Cebu-Legaspi service.

On the other hand, the thrice weekly Cebu-Dumaguete service starts on January 12, 2009 while the Cebu-Siargao thrice-weekly service will start on January 30, 2009.

Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and distribution, said “As we continue to take delivery of brand new ATR 72-500 aircraft, we will operate new inter-island routes and add frequencies to existing ones to encourage local trade and tourism. Coupled with our trademark low fares, we hope to stimulate travel despite market conditions.” Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific resumes Bangkok flights

CEBU PACIFIC will resume flights to Bangkok starting today with the reopening of the Suvarnabhumi Airport in the Thai capital.

The budget carrier’s Clark to Bangkok flight would also be restored tomorrow, it said in a statement yesterday.

Cebu Pacific said it would resume its Manila to Bangkok service today, with the return flight coming a day after.

“We resume our services to and from Bangkok now that the Suvarnabhumi Airport has reopened,” Cebu Pacific Spokesman Candice A. Iyog said. Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific announces additional routes

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) announced (04-Dec-08) to further boosts its Cebu operations. Starting 10-Jan-09, CEB will fly three times weekly between Cebu and Cotabato, and four times weekly between Cebu and Legaspi, with a year-round ‘Go Lite’ fare of PHP 888 one way.

On 12-Jan-09, the airline will begin thrice-weekly flights between Cebu and Dumaguete, with a year-round ‘Go Lite’ offering of PHP 588 one way. Also commencing on the same day is a thrice-weekly service between Cebu and Siargao, with a year-round ‘Go Lite’ of PHP 888 one way.

Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and distribution said, “Cebu is a very important market for our airline. We will continue to strengthen this hub by offering as many choices for our Cebu passengers as possible.” Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific launches 500 Pesos seat sale

Cebu Pacific is offering a promotional seat sale for most of its international and all of its domestic routes after receiving the 2008 Agora Marketing Company of the Year award from the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA).

The seat sale starts on 25-Nov-08 to 30-Nov-08 and is valid for travel from 01-Jan-09 to 18-Mar-09. The domestic ‘Go Lite‘ seat sale fare is at PHP500 ALL-IN. Passengers with check-in baggage will add PHP200 upon booking.

Meanwhile, CEB is also offering zero fares for all of its international flights except Osaka, Japan. Passengers will just pay for government taxes and applicable surcharges, ranging from USD 25 to 80 per way. Promo fares are non-refundable. Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific now flies to Osaka Japan

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the airline brand of the Gokongwei family’s JG Summit Holdings Inc., launched yesterday its Manila-Osaka service at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport [NAIA] Terminal 3.

“We are confident that the launch of our Japan operation will increase the accessibility between Japan and the Philippines. Osaka is our first destination in Japan and we believe that our trademark low fares can stimulate tourism to both countries. The inclusion of Osaka in our international route network makes us the only low cost carrier in the ASEAN region to serve the major North Asia markets of Japan, China and South Korea,” CEB president and CEO Lance Gokongwei said.

The new route will involve a thrice weekly service using the 179-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. The plane departs from Manila every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1:40 p.m. and arrives at the Kansai International Airport at 6:35 p.m. The return flight takes off from Osaka at 7:20 p.m. and arrives in Manila at 10:15 p.m.

“There are many Filipino communities in Japan and our new service will definitely allow them to come home more frequently; or perhaps, their families can visit them instead. This is aside from opening avenues for business, trade and investment opportunities,” Gokongwei added. – Rudy Santos


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Cebu Pacific reduces year round fares for local and international routes

Cebu Pacific Air reduced (12-Nov-08) its year-round fares for most of its international routes and all domestic services. Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and distribution, said, “We want to assure the public that despite the slowdown in the global economy, CEB will continue to make air travel a viable option for every Juan.

“These new fares will also further boost domestic and international tourism and trade.”

The one-way Cebu Pacific ‘Go Lite’ fare for flights from Manila to Mindanao is at PHP1,888 all-in. While one-way ‘Go Lite’ fares for flights from Manila to Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Kalibo, Dumaguete, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, and Tagbilaran are at PHP888 all-in. Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific beats other budget carriers to key North Asia markets

In the next two weeks, budget carrier Cebu Pacific will already have three major North Asian destinations in its roster, topping all low-cost airlines in Southeast Asia.

Cebu Pacific will start flying to Osaka, Japan on November 20, in addition to its regular flights to and from Canton, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai in China, and to and from Incheon and Pusan in South, Korea.

“No other ASEAN budget airline to date services all three countries except Cebu Pacific,” said Candice Iyog, company vice president for marketing and distribution.

Iyog said the Philippines’ strategic location in the region allows Cebu Pacific to offer low fares on flights to and from North Asia while keeping operational expenses manageable. Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific cuts fares anew to encourage air travel

Leading budget airline Cebu Pacific is cutting fares to select regional and domestic destinations to boost passenger volume amid challenging economic times.

The Gokongwei-led carrier is dropping its ‘Go Lite’ fares by as much 75 percent starting today with the reduction on fuel and insurance charges.

“Our low fares will help our country draw more tourists to visit the Philippines. We hope that other airlines will follow this initiative as this really benefits the Philippine air travel industry,” Cebu Pacific vice president Candice Iyog said in a statement. Read the full story

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Cebu Pacific offers 200,000 domestic seats for as low as P288 all-in; International seat sale starting from ZERO fares!

After the sold-out absolute zero all-in seat sale last week, Cebu Pacific (CEB) is offering another seat sale for all its domestic routes and some of its international services. The seat sale will run from September 26 to October 3, 2008.

We are offering all-in Go Lite fares of P288 for services from Manila to Busuanga, Kalibo, Laoag, Legaspi, Naga, San Jose and Tuguegarao and for flights from Cebu to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, GenSan, Iloilo, Ozamiz, Surigao, and Tacloban.

In addition, services from Luzon to other Visayas and Mindanao destinations have a Go Lite all-in fare of P688 one-way. The same fare applies to our intra-Visayas and Mindanao flights. Read the full story

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