25 December 2015

Cebu Pacific cleared for additional international routes

​The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) of the Philippines has granted additional entitlements to the Philippines carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) for international routes from Manila to the UAE; as well as from various points in the Philippines to Taipei and Kaohshiung in Taiwan.

CEB was granted the right to operate additional seven flights weekly from Manila to the UAE, which would allow the airline to launch flights to any point in the UAE. Currently, CEB is fully utilising its entitlements with daily flights between Manila and Dubai.

CEB's request for rights to operate direct flights to Taipei from Caticlan, Clark, Davao, Puerto Princesa, and Tagbilaran, as well as direct flights to Kaohshiung from Caticlan and Cebu, was likewise granted. The airline is presently operating 10 flights a week between Manila and Taipei, and thrice-weekly flights between Cebu and Taipei.
CAB also approved CEB's request to be designated as an official carrier under the ASEAN Multilateral Agreement on Air Services (MAAS). As soon as the Philippines completes the ratification of the relevant protocols of the MAAS, CEB will be able to operate unlimited flights between capital cities within the ASEAN region.

"We've always maintained that traffic rights are valuable resources that must be rationally allocated to carriers that are willing and able to utilise and operate flights. We look forward to mounting additional flights to meet the growing travel demand in communities we serve, and opening new routes to stimulate travel in emerging markets," said JR Mantaring, CEB VP for Corporate Affairs, who is also an attorney.

CEB offers flights to a network of over 90 routes on 60 destinations, spanning Sydney, Dubai, Doha, Bali, and Tokyo (Narita). On December 17, 2015, the airline launched three new routes: Manila – Fukuoka, Cebu – Taipei, and Davao – Singapore. 


The latest seat sales can be found on CEB's official Facebook and Twitter pages. There is also a Cebu Pacific mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.