LISTED low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific announced on Tuesday it is increasing the seating capacity of its flights from Manila to Cauayan, Legazpi and Virac, and vice versa from 78 to 102 starting July 4.
“Utilizing larger aircraft will not only help meet demand for passenger air travel and logistics to move cargo across the country, but also allow more travellers to avail of our year-round lowest fares,” Cebu Pacific Vice President for Corporate Affairs JR Mantaring said in a statement.
The seating capacity upgrade comes in the wake of the company’s decision to switch from ATR 72-600 aircraft to Airbus A320s.
The freed-up ATR aircraft from the mentioned three routes will then be used to service five new inter-island routes of Cebgo next month, namely: Cebu-Masbate; Cagayan de Oro-Zamboanga; Davao-Dumaguete; Davao-Tacloban; and Cotabato-Zamboanga.
Cebu Pacific will add 10 flights to the currently 55 flights weekly between Manila and Iloilo; while the Manila-Bacolod route would have six more flights, bringing the total to 54 a week.
The additional flights to and from Iloilo and Bacolod would bring CEB’s capacity over 5,700 seats.
Eight additional weekly flights will also be available between Manila and Cagayan de Oro, bringing the current 55 trips per week to 63. That will translate to over 2,800 more seats for flights to and from Manila and Northern Mindanao.