CEB Jan passenger load more than 1.6M

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CEBU Pacific Air (CEB) flew more than 1.6 million passengers in January 2016, a 13 percent year-on-year growth attributed to its international and domestic network expansion.

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CEB carried more than 1.6 million passengers on domestic and international flights, representing a passenger growth of nearly 13 percent over the same month in 2015.

The budget carrier also hit a record 86 percent seat load factor for the first month of the year.

On January 3, the CEB group carried 62,947 passengers—the highest number of passengers it has ever carried on any single day.

The surge in passengers continues to be driven by strong loads on the airline’s international network and strong domestic sales. Based on internal estimates, CEB holds 58 percent of the total domestic market share for January 2016.

“We thank our valued guests for allowing CEB to bring them and their loved ones closer together. We will continue to expand our network and flight frequency to meet the growing demand for air travel,” said JR Mantaring, CEB VP for Corporate Affairs.

The airline’s record passenger loads continued well into the first half of February, with over 1.1 million guests flown from February 1 to February 21—a 19-percent growth compared to the same period last year.

CEB offers flights to 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. It is slated to launch direct flights between Manila and Guam, its first US destination, on March 15, 2016.

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