Cebu Pacific Air launched thrice-weekly domestic flights on 25 January between Davao and Bacolod. Celebrating the inaugural flight at a ribbon cutting ceremony were Art Boncato Jr., Assistant Secretary, Philippine Department of Tourism; Agnes Udang, Engineer, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines; and Al Ryan Alejandre, Councillor, representing the Office of the Mayor.
- Cebu Pacific Air has added a new domestic route in the Philippines. On 25 January it commenced thrice-weekly flights using its A320s on the 490-kilometre route between Davao (DVO) and Bacolod (BCD). No other carrier serves this route. It becomes the airline’s eighth domestic route from Davao and its fourth from Bacolod. Jorenz Tanada, VP for Corporate Affairs, Cebu Pacific Air said during the maiden flight launch, “Inter-island routes can now take everyJuan to their destinations quicker, more often, on the lowest fare available. EveryJuan can now go home for the weekend or bring their families on vacation somewhere new. Business meetings can be done in one day, even if the appointment is miles away. We hope that with our expansion, more travellers of varied economic backgrounds will find the Philippines accessible, and with a vibrant tourism sector. It has been our long-time commitment to be a partner in nation-building by boosting tourism and trade in the destinations we fly to.” Last year Cebu Pacific carried 14.4 million passengers (+8.3%), of which 3.3 million (+10.7%) were on its international services. However, with the launch of longer-haul international services, in terms of ASKs (Available Seat Kilometres), the airline’s international services now represent 55% of its network. The airline’s fleet is 48 aircraft strong, comprising two A330s, 28 A320s, 10 A319s and eight ATR 72-500.