The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific Air, accepted delivery of its 39th aircraft last August 12, 2012, as part of its expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region.
With the brand-new A320, CEB retains its distinction as having one of the most modern aircraft fleet in Asia.
Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 21 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013, with the arrival of 4 Airbus A330 aircraft from 2013 to 2014.
CEB flew more than 6.9 million passengers in the 1st half of 2012, a 17% system-wide growth compared to the same period last year. It aims to serve a total of 14 million passengers for the full year 2012.
It recently launched direct flights from Davao to Kalibo and Puerto Princesa last August 2, 2012. CEB is also slated to launch the following flights: October 4 (Cebu-Coron), October 5 (Davao-Butuan, Davao-Dipolog, Tacloban-Iloilo), and October 20 (Cagayan de Oro – Zamboanga).
Other new routes are: November 8 (Iloilo-Hong Kong, Iloilo-General Santos) and November 9 (Iloilo-Singapore, Iloilo-Puerto Princesa, Cagayan de Oro – Bacolod).
In its 16th year of operations, CEB had flown over 60 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations. The airline also remains a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry by being the first to offer web check-in, self check-in, e-ticketing, and Lite Fares.