CEB increases seat capacity by more than 20% this summer

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) adds 22% more flights from April to May 2012, in preparation of the travel surge during the summer months.

“Because of this increased seat capacity, passengers can take advantage of CEB’s trademark low fares for travel this April and May. Plan your family or friends’ exciting summer vacation by checking out the low-fare options on,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

CEB encourages passengers to take advantage of its trademark lowest fares for travel this summer. Low fares to the following leisure destinations are still up for grabs: Siargao, Naga, Legazpi (from Manila and Cebu), Cebu, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Dumaguete, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro.

Those who wish to go home for the summer or spend summer break on a Southern adventure can also buy CEB’s low fares to the following destinations: Zamboanga, Surigao, Ozamiz, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Butuan, Cotabato, Pagadian and Ozamiz.

“CEB operates the largest destination network in the country and to the ASEAN. With 22% more flights, we continue to show our commitment in promoting travel within the Philippines, through our trademark lowest fares, and youngest and largest aircraft fleet,” Iyog added.

The following CEB routes will have daily flights from February 8 to June 15, 2012: Cebu-Dipolog, Cebu-Legazpi and Cebu-Pagadian. Three more weekly flights will be added to the Cebu-Puerto Princesa route, making it 10 times weekly from March 17 to June 4, 2012.

From March 24, 2012, CEB is also adding flights to the following routes: Manila-Legazpi and Manila-Puerto Princesa (total of 4 daily flights each). Legazpi is the gateway to whale shark encounters in Donsol, Sorsogon. Meanwhile, CEB remains the largest airline operating to and from Puerto Princesa, which is world-renowned for its Underground River.

The summer peak months will also see flight frequency increases for the following routes: Cebu-Bacolod (total of 17 weekly flights), Cebu-Caticlan (3 daily flights), Cebu-Davao (5 daily flights), and Cebu-Siargao (4 weekly flights). CEB is the only airline flying direct to Siargao, an international surfing destination.

Flight frequency additions will be extended from March 24 to June 4, 2012 for the following high-traffic routes: Manila-Cebu (total of 99 weekly flights), Manila-Bacolod (40 weekly flights) and Manila-Iloilo (7 daily flights).

For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

CEB flew close to 12 million passengers from January to December 2011, an increase of 14% over 10.5 million passengers in 2010. The airline launched the following flights in the 1st half of 2012: Manila-Hanoi (March 17), Manila-Xiamen and Kalibo-Hong Kong (March 23). On April 19, CEB will also launch its Manila-Siem Reap service.

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders.