Cebu Pacific has deployed a bigger aircraft for its Tacloban, Dumaguete, and Butuan flights to meet higher demand brought about by relaxed restrictions and pent-up desire to travel.
“We recently added more seats using our new A320neo as we see increasing demand. This upgrade will accommodate more passengers and carry more cargo,” Xander Lao, chief commercial officer at Cebu Pacific said.
“We are the airline that serves these three destinations the most, which encourages trade and tourism in the Visayas and Mindanao,” he added.
The A320NEO – an environmentally friendly aircraft with less fuel emission and reduced noise- features 188 seats that are equipped with USB ports that allow passengers to charge their mobile devices inflight.
Cebu Pacific currently flies up to six times daily between Manila and Tacloban. For the Cebu-Tacloban route, the airline flies twice daily every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and three times daily every Monday and Friday.
Cebu Pacific has also started utilizing the A320NEO aircraft for Dumaguete and Butuan.
At present, Cebu Pacific flies four (times daily between Manila and Dumaguete. The airline flies daily between Cebu and Dumaguete every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, and twice daily every Monday, Thursday and Friday.
The airline lies six times daily between Manila and Butuan. For the Cebu-Butuan route, CEB operates twice daily every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and three (3) times daily every Wednesday and Sunday.
Cebu Pacific operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 34 destinations, on top of its 18 international destinations. Its 78-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two dedicated ATR freighters. It aims to have an all-NEO, environmentally efficient fleet by 2027.