Local carrier Cebu Pacific on Thursday said it is increasing its local operating flights as it prepares to support more local leisure travel soon.
"We have started to open up for local tourism and we're ready and able to support this with more flights to local leisure destinations," Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience Candice Iyog said in a virtual briefing.
Iyog noted that the airline will increase its flight frequencies to Boracay, Siargao and Bohol beginning next month.
In October, Cebu Pacific's Boracay flights will be five times daily, while Bohol flights will increase to 10 times weekly and Siargao will expand flights to six times weekly.
The move is aligned with the carrier's push for domestic travel recovery as quarantine restrictions are slowly eased.
"As we all know domestic tourism will actually be the one leading the recovery process for us and we're doing everything we can to support this," Iyog said.
Cebu Pacific is also set to resume some of its international flights starting next month.
The company said they will fly twice weekly to Nagoya starting October 2 and Osaka on October 4 and will restart their flights to Kuala Lumpur on October 4.
Meanwhile, their daily flights to Dubai will resume on September 30 and to Fukuoka on November 5
Cebu Pacific currently operates to nine international destinations namely, Dubai, Hong Kong, Incheon, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kuala Lumpur and Fukuoka.
"We're definitely seeing green shoots and of course, we'll always be cautious, but we're cautiously optimistic that [in] the fourth quarter we'll see a ramping up of operations and hopefully a simplification of all of these travel requirements," Iyog said.
In the same briefing, Iyog also told the reporters that Cebu Pacific presently has no plans to reduce its fleet and no plans of retrenchment.