Friday, July 30, 2021

Cebu Pacific eyes growth with new Clark Airport Terminal 2

CEBU Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, welcomes the construction of the Clark International Airport New Passenger Terminal as it aims to progressively restore its network for North Luzon with demand for travel expected to increase in the coming months.

CEB began operating in Clark in 2006 with its maiden Clark-Cebu route. Pre-pandemic, CEB was the largest Philippine carrier that served the most number of domestic and international routes out of Clark.

At the end of 2019, it operated direct flights to seven domestic destinations namely Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Puerto Princesa; and four international destinations namely Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Tokyo (Narita).

“We have consistently maintained our presence at the Clark Airport for 15 years now and we remain committed to continue supporting the growth of North Luzon. This new passenger terminal is a welcome development for air travel. As more people get vaccinated, more travelers would be confident to fly again, be it for essential or leisure travel,” Michael Ivan Shau, chief operations officer at Cebu Pacific, said.

Operations of the new terminal will likely increase by more than double the volume of passengers and expand the destination network, which CEB is ready to further develop together with the Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corp., the operator and manager of the Clark International Airport.

The construction of the new terminal is part of the first Public-Private Partnership project of the current administration under its Build, Build, Build Program.

“Currently, we are operating flights between Clark and Cebu. We look forward to restoring our network once travel restrictions ease and passenger demand picks up,” Xander Lao, chief commercial officer at Cebu Pacific, said.

CEB and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo operate the widest domestic network in the Philippines, on top of its extensive international network that spans across Asia and the Middle East. Its 74-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two dedicated ATR freighters and an A330 cabin cargo capable aircraft.


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