The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) will soon fly its 100 millionth passenger, after 18 years of operations.
CEB launched its first domestic flights to Cebu and Davao in March 8, 1996, after the Philippine government deregulated air travel, and opened up opportunities for other airlines. It pioneered low fares in the country, and introduced many firsts in the Philippine aviation industry, such as one peso seat sales, e-tickets, web check-in and other travel products and services.
“This will be a significant milestone for the CEB team, and it is all thanks to the millions of passengers who have chosen to fly with CEB through the years. We are fortunate to be a part of their journeys. We look forward to serving the next 100 million, as we reach more destinations and enable more to fly,” said CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.
In 18 years, the Philippine carrier grew its network to approximately 90 domestic and international routes, providing convenient flight connections and introducing affordable air travel to more people.
This year, it was named by Centre for Aviation or CAPA, a leading aviation think tank, as the Low-Cost Carrier of the Year in the Asia-Pacific region.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com.The latest seat sales and information can also be found on @CebuPacificAir, CEB’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
CEB’s 52-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 29 Airbus A320, 5 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2015 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 9 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft.
It operates the most extensive network within the Philippines, as well as between the Philippines to 28 international destinations: Australia (Sydney), Brunei, Cambodia (Siem Reap), China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen), Hong Kong, Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta), Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Riyadh), Korea (Busan, Seoul), Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, Taiwan (Taipei), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh).