October 17, 2012
Cebu Pacific announced yesterday that it will be mounting more flights to and from Butuan, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, and Zamboanga as it fills the void left by Philippine Airlines (PAL) which recently realign operations to focus on major destinations in the Philippines.
Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog said that they will introduce additional flights when new planes arrive.
“We are just waiting for our new planes to arrive to cover key local destinations and mount additional flights,” says Iyog.
The company has already launch more flights out of Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban and Zamboanga, as part of the 10 domestic routes CEB is launching in the second half of 2012. It recently introduced new routes from Davao to Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga, Puerto Princesa to Iloilo and to Davao, and Tacloban to Iloilo.
According to the airline, its Cebu-Mindanao passenger traffic rose 36 percent year on year. Traffic between Cebu and other points in the Visayas grew 53 percent. Meanehile, its passenger traffic between Luzon and Cebu also increase by 49 percent, while Luzon to Manila traffic adds another 27 percent.