Budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air increased the number of seats and flight frequencies to key international destinations in anticipation of higher demand during the holiday season.
“By mounting additional flights and seats, we hope to encourage everyJuan to make the most out of their holidays by exploring their dream destinations with family and friends,” the airline’s vice president JR Mantaring said in a statement.
Beginning select dates in November and December, CEB will add twice weekly flights for the following popular Southeast Asian routes: Manila-Bangkok (total of 14 times weekly), Manila-Hanoi (total of 5 times weekly), and Manila-Kuala Lumpur (total of 13 times weekly).
An extra flight per week between Manila and Bali (Denpasar) for a total of three times weekly flights will also be mounted.
Meanwhile, CEB will upgrade select flights between Manila and Hong Kong, Taipei, and Tokyo (Narita) from
Airbus A320 to A330 aircraft to accommodate additional passenger traffic starting December 20, 2016. This translates to 256 more seats per flight, or over 18,300 total seats per week between these destinations.
CEB currently offers flights to 36 domestic and 30 international destinations, covering an extensive network that spans Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Its 57-strong fleet is comprised of six Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and one ATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of 32 Airbus A321neo, two Airbus A330, and 15 ATR 72-600 aircraft.