The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific will utilize its 436-seater Airbus A330 aircraft for its seven weekly frequencies between Manila and Taipei from May 2 to June 3.
Cebu Pacific is increasing the number of seats available from Manila to Taipei, Hanoi and Hong Kong and vice versa, to accommodate additional travel demand.
“By upgrading some of our Taipei flights to a bigger aircraft, we are able to offer 41 percent more seats, making more low fares to and from Taipei available for every Juan,” Candice Iyog, vice president for marketing and distribution of Cebu Pacific, said in a statement.
Cebu Pacific will utilize a 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft for its Taipei flights for the rest of the week.
From April 11 to May 2, the carrier will also offer four extra weekly flights between Manila and Hong Kong, in time for the Philippine summer peak period. From 28 times weekly, passengers can choose between 32 weekly flights during this time.
Cebu Pacific also flies direct to Hong Kong from Cebu, Clark and Iloilo.
The carrier is the only airline operating direct flights between Manila and Hanoi, and is adding more flights to this route.
Starting April 3, the carrier will operate thrice-weekly Manila-Hanoi flights, or every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Cebu Pacific is set to take delivery of 12 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo and three Airbus A330 aircraft from 2014 to 2021.
“The delivery of more aircraft will allow us to add more destinations, routes and flights to an already extensive network to key cities in Asia and the Middle East,” Iyog said.
CEB’s 51-strong fleet consists of 10 Airbus A319s, 30 Airbus A320s, three Airbus A330s and eight ATR-72 500 aircraft.
“We encourage every Juan to take advantage of these additional flights and CEB’s trademark lowest fares, for their leisure and business travel needs,” Iyog added.