5J Prepares EU Clearance for November

14 September 2013

Cebu Pacific Air president and CEO Lance Gokongwei (left) walks with his father John Gokongwei, chairman emeritus of JG Summit Holdings Inc. ABS-CBN
Cebu Pacific will ask the European Union(EU) in November to lift the carrier's ban on its flights says the airline top official.

The The EU Air Safety Committee second meeting is scheduled on November  29. The Air Safety Committee convenes twice a year.

Cebu Pacific President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Gokongwei will send the airline’s team together with officials from Civil Aviation Authority (CAAP) to present progress on its implementation of safety measures consistent with ICAO regulations as well as make applications to fly to EU country.

“We are likewise working toward a certification to be able to fly to Europe,” Gokongwei said at the sidelines of the delivery of Cebu Pacific’s second Airbus A330 aircraft Thursday.

Philippine Airlines was the first airline to be stricken off the lists maintained by the European Union that are not allowed to fly to EU airspace effective July 12, three years after the EU imposed ban on all Philippine-based airlines.

Cebu Pacific wants to be the only other airline off the lists.

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