Xiamen Airlines commences third route to Cebu

Xiamen Airlines’ Fuzhou to Cebu

There was an impressive multi-level cake and a ribbon cutting ceremony to herald the arrival of Xiamen Airlines’ third route to Cebu, this time from Fuzhou, on Tuesday 18 April. The SkyTeam carrier is now the leading Chinese carrier in the China-Philippines market, operating seven routes and accounting for 17% of seat capacity.

  • Xiamen Airlines has launched its second new route to Cebu (CEB) in less than a fortnight. After introducing flights from Jinjiang on 10 April, the SkyTeam carrier commenced twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) service from Fuzhou (FOC) on 18 April. The 1,794-kilometre route faces no direct competition and will be flown by the carrier’s 737-800s. It now operates 27 weekly flights across seven routes between China and the Philippines. As a result, according to OAG data, it now accounts for 17% of seat capacity between the two countries, second only to Philippine Airlines’ 30% share and ahead of China Southern Airlines (13%) and Cebu Pacific Air (12%). See how Cebu Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world

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