Philippine Airlines’ Clark to Cebu
Cebu Airport celebrated with a ribbon cutting and cake the start of Philippine Airlines’ new route to Clark on 30 January. Seen cutting the ribbon to mark the start of the route were: Benedicto Yap, AVP Visayas/Mindanao Station, Philippine Airlines; Harry Inoferio, SAVP Sales Philippines, Philippine Airlines; Catalino Chan II, Regional Director, Department of Tourism Region 7; Bonifacio Sam, President and CEO, Palex; Philippine Airlines Pilot and Co-Pilot; and Reyani Romano, Area Head for Visayas Sales and Services, Philippine Airlines. The new four times weekly service will compete with Cebu Pacific Air’s existing four times weekly service.
- Philippine Airlines is growing its domestic network from Clark (CRK), the former US base which is located around 80 kilometres north-west of Manila. On 30 January the national carrier began a four times weekly service (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) on the 657-kilometre route to Cebu (CEB) using its A321s. The two airports are already linked four times weekly by Cebu Pacific Air. According to OAG data, Cebu Pacific Air currently accounts for 45% of seat capacity in the domestic market followed by Philippine Airlines (34.7%), AirAsia Philippines (11.0%) and CebGo (7.0%). Philippine Airlines now operates a total of 40 domestic routes, of which 10 involve Cebu with three involving Clark. See how Cebu Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.