CAB gives Cebu Pacific 5 international routes

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The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has allowed Cebu Pacific Air to expand its services to five international routes from Manila to Singapore, Myanmar, New Zealand, and Macau; and from Cebu to Hong Kong.

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The CAB decision granted Cebu Pacific seven weekly flights from Manila to New Zealand and 1,260 entitlements from Manila to Singapore, allowing the airline to upgrade its current daily Airbus A320 service to an Airbus A330 service.

The CAB also designated Cebu Pacific Air as an official Philippine carrier to New Zealand, Myanmar and Canada.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific Air is set to launch thrice a week flights from Manila to Kuwait on September 2, 2014, and four weekly flights from Manila to Sydney on September 9, 2014.

In the same decision, the CAB upheld Cebu Pacific’s opposition to an extension of the codeshare agreement between Philippine Airlines and Emirates on the Manila-Dubai route, which is set to expire in October 2014.

Cebu Pacific owns one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Currently, the airline’s 50-strong fleet consists of 10 Airbus A319, 28 Airbus A320, four Airbus A330 and eight ATR-72 500 aircraft. From 2014 to 2021, Cebu Pacific will beef up its fleet with the delivery of 11 brand new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and two Airbus A330.

“We commend the CAB air panel for their wisdom in rendering decisions that allow Philippine carriers to expand services in international routes. This ultimately benefits the traveling public, as Cebu Pacific continues offering the lowest fares, and driving international arrivals aligned with the country’s tourism goals,” said Jorenz Tañada, Cebu Pacific Air Vice President for Corporate Affairs.

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