Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) will close 2019 as the leading carrier at the Clark International Airport, with 28% capacity share. This following the launch of direct commercial service from Clark to Guangzhou, China last November 11; and to Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Sunday (November 17).
“Cebu Pacific has taken a measured pace of expansion in Clark, but we have always believed in the potential of Clark as the aviation hub for residents of North and Central Luzon. Over the past 12 months, our capacity growth in Clark hit over 90%. With the growth in passenger traffic in Clark, we are bullish that the new routes we launched over the past few months will continue to perform strongly,” said Alexander Lao, Chief Strategy Officer of Cebu Pacific.
Passenger traffic has been growing steadily at the Clark airport, as it aims to fly four million passengers by the end of 2019. The Clark International Airport is within proximity to vital infrastructure expected to be operational by 2022, such as the Manila-Clark passenger railway that will connect Manila to Clark, and a cargo railway connecting Subic to Clark.
Cebu Pacific has been continuously operating flights in and out of the Clark International Airport since 2006, with the latter serving as its hub for North and Central Luzon. From Clark, CEB operates 190 flights weekly to Bacolod, Bohol, Caticlan (Boracay), Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Narita (Tokyo) and Singapore.
“As the economy continues to grow and air travel expands in Clark, residents from Pampanga, Tarlac, Baguio and even La Union won’t need to make the land trip to Manila just to catch a flight. Rather, we look forward to spurring domestic tourism—giving everyJuan a choice to fly either Clark or Manila, depending on their schedule.”
Cebu Pacific aims to fly 200 million passengers by 2020; and 300 million by 2022. As of end-September 2019, CEB has flown over 16.7 million passengers on 121 routes and more than 2,681 flights weekly.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
CEB and subsidiary Cebgo fly to 37 domestic and 26 international destinations, with over 120 routes. The CEB network operates flights out of seven strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Clark, Davao, Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan), Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila.
The Cebu Pacific fleet is comprised 75 aircraft—four (4) Airbus A321NEO, four (4) A320NEO, seven (7) Airbus A321CEO, 31 Airbus A320, eight (8) A330, seven (7) ATR 72-500, 13 ATR 72-600, and an ATR Cargo Freighter. CEB boasts of one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average fleet age of five (5) years.
A member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)—considered as the benchmark of the highest standards for safety in the airline industry, joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent of international standards governing aviation safety.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.