Cebu Pacific is ready to mount more flights to local destinations other carriers plan to abandon later this month.
The country’s largest carrier said in a statement it can fill the void and prevent any disruption in travel connectivity within the country to help support economic, business and tourism growth.
“We have enough planes and more are coming this year and in the next few years to cover key local destinations and mount additional flights,” said Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and distribution.
CEB is open to adding flights or exploring more route opportunities to and from Butuan, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban and Zamboanga.
It has already announced more flights out of Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban and Zamboanga, as part of the 10 domestic routes CEB is launching in the 2nd half of 2012. These new routes are Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga, Puerto Princesa to Iloilo and to Davao, and Tacloban to Iloilo.
“CEB’s domestic passengers grew by 18% in the 1st half of 2012, compared to the same period last year. Through CEB’s 60 domestic routes and constant seat sales, local and foreign travellers can take advantage of CEB’s accessible options to travel to different parts of the country, via our hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Iloilo and Kalibo,” Iyog said.