January 25, 2013
|Cebu Pacific (CEB) grew passengers as it flew 13.26 million passengers from January to December 2012, an increase of 11% over the same period last year, amidst strategic expansion to its domestic and international operations. The carrier flew 11.93 million passengers in 2011.|
Ten new domestic routes were launched in 2012 paving the way for more air travel at various parts of the Philippines, particularly Visayas-Mindanao region. This includes flights from Davao to Dipolog and from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro, routes which were previously served by buses plying 12-14 hour rides.
CEB also launched direct flights from Manila to Hanoi, Siem Reap and Xiamen, as well as from Cebu to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur last year. The airline also pioneered direct flights from Iloilo to Hong Kong and Singapore.