The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, flew 16.9 million passengers in 2014, an increase of 17.5% from 14.4 million passengers flown in 2013. On average, CEB flights were 84% full during the year. CEB achieved notable passenger growth in both domestic and several international markets, with increased presence in the Middle East and Japan, and entry into Australia.
The Cebu Pacific Air group increased flights to domestic markets, as its newly acquired subsidiary, Tigerair Philippines, launched eight domestic routes from its hubs in Manila and Cebu to Butuan, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Roxas, and Tagbilaran.
In 2014, the airline launched direct non-stop flights from Manila to Kuwait, Riyadh, and Dammam. CEB also launched a five times weekly service from Manila to Sydney. These are additional routes to its existing long haul service from Manila to Dubai.
CEB expanded its operations in Japan with the launch of daily services from Manila to Tokyo and a four times weekly service to Nagoya. The airline also increased its flights to Osaka, from thrice weekly to a daily service.
"Last January, CEB flew its 100 millionth passenger. We thank our passengers who have allowed us to fly with them throughout the years. Our passengers constantly inspire us to find ways to serve them better, and we look forward to enabling even more Filipinos to fly," said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President – Marketing and Distribution.
For bookings and inquiries, passengers can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the CEB reservation hotlines (+632)702-0888 (Manila) or (+6332)230-8888 (Cebu). They may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store. While initially available for iOS devices, CEB is scheduled to roll out a version for Android devices soon.
The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB's official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
CEB's 54-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 31 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 7 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft.
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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.