The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, announced that it will increase and upgrade its flights to Hong Kong, pending the approval of its request for seat entitlements with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
The Philippines recently inked a new air service agreement with Hong Kong, doubling the weekly seats assigned to carriers operating flights from Manila to Hong Kong, from 15,000 seats per week to 30,000 seats per week.
The agreement also covered unlimited capacity in all international airports in the Philippines outside of Manila.
"We congratulate the Philippine Air Panel for successfully negotiating an increase in flight capacity with a key tourism and trade partner of the Philippines.
CEB will request for additional seat entitlements to allow us to upgrade and increase our existing daily Airbus A320 services to Hong Kong.
The increase in air rights will allow CEB to add flights to Hong Kong, in support of the Department of Tourism's Visit Philippines program in 2015. We look forward to serving even more of our kababayans in Hong Kong and their families back home," said Atty. Jorenz Tanada, CEB Vice President, Corporate Affairs.
Cebu Pacific currently operates seven flights daily to Hong Kong from Manila, Cebu, Clark and Iloilo.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call reservation hotlines +(632) 7020-888 or +(6332) 230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB's official Twitter (@cebupacificair) and Facebook pages.
CEB's 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 28 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 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft.
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.