THE Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), received a new Airbus A330-300 aircraft last Dec. 14, creating more available seats for our valued guests in time for the holiday peak.

Starting Dec. 20 this year, CEB will be utilizing this aircraft for flights between Manila and Hong Kong, making available over 9,800 available seats per week. This upgrade reflects a 22 percent increase compared to the number of seats offered in the previous periods, which then allows CEB to maintain its position as the largest Philippine carrier operating the Philippines – Hong Kong market.

Easy connection

“CEB also takes pride as the only Philippine carrier linking Hong Kong to other cities in the Philippines, such as Cebu, Clark and Iloilo,” says lawuyer JR Mantaring, vice-president for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.

With this easy connectivity to such hubs, CEB aims to strengthen economic trade and tourism from one of Asia’s largest financial centers to the Philippines.

This new aircraft, configured with 436 all economy-class seats, will join CEB's existing fleet of six A330s flying on long haul and selected regional and domestic routes.

CEB continues to modernize its current 58-strong fleet of five Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, seven Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and two ATR 72-600 aircraft to further expand its route network and frequencies all over the world.

Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of two more brand-new Airbus A330, 32 Airbus A321neo, and 14 ATR 72-600 aircraft.

New routes

Recently, the airline announced two new domestic routes from Manila to Masbate and Tablas.

With these additions, CEB now offers flights to 38 domestic and 30 international destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. PR