Cebu Pacific flew 4.8 million passengers in the first quarter of the year, up 13 percent from a year earlier.
In March alone, the airline said passenger volume soared to 1.6 million, up 7 percent from 1.5 million in March 2015.
The airline attributed the surge in passengers to periodic seat sales, low year-round fares, and robust travel demand.
Domestic destinations that did well in the first quarter were Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, and Cagayan de Oro, while Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai were the best-selling international flights.
The airline took delivery of two brand new Airbus A320 aircraft – in January and another
this April – as part of its fleet expansion program.
“CEB remains committed to stimulating travel and driving trade and tourism
opportunities in communities we fly to. We are optimistic that the airline will continue to rise as a significant travel enabler in and out of its home country,” said JR Mantaring, CEB vice president for corporate affairs.
To cater to the upward travel trend this summer, CEB mounted over 60 additional weekly flights from Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao to several domestic and international destinations.
The airline offers flights to a network of more than 90 routes on 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.