Cebu Pacific expands domestic operations

BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific is expanding its domestic operations by increasing its frequencies in its Visayas-Mindanao network via its hub in Cebu.

Cebu Pacific Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao said the group is adding two weekly flights to its Cebu-Iloilo and Cebu-Tacloban flights starting August 5.

These additional frequencies will increase the Cebu-Iloilo route to nine times per week from seven times per week, while from 14 weekly flights to 16 weekly flights for the Cebu-Tacloban route.

“We are pleased to keep enabling everyJuan to easily fly across our widest domestic network as we continue to boost our network in the Visayas and Mindanao. We have seen consistent demand for these routes, and we hope to keep expanding our footprint as more people confidently fly again,” Lao said.

Cebu Pacific is flying on a recovery path to its pre-pandemic operational levels. Overall, it has restored 88 percent of its pre-pandemic capacity.

It also expects to restore 100 percent of its workforce by the first quarter of 2023.

The airline recently announced that it has expanded its Asia Pacific footprint with the resumption of its flights to Australia.

With the easing of travel restrictions in the Philippines and Australia, Cebu Pacific has resumed its thrice weekly flights between Manila and Sydney.

As countries continue to reduce Covid-19 measures, Cebu Pacific plans to revitalize its international network. Its domestic network has already been restored to 100 percent of its pre-pandemic capacity.

Last month, the airline announced that it will ramp up its flights to Singapore from Manila and Cebu.

In an advisory, Cebu Pacific said it will double the daily frequency of its Manila-Singapore operations starting July 1, while its thrice weekly Cebu-Singapore route will reopen on July 15.

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