May 3, 2016

Cebu Pacific flies 4.8 million passengers in Q1 2016

Aviation Updates Philippines - The Philippines' leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air reported a 13 percent increase in terms of passenger volume during the first quarter of 2016. The low-cost airline flew 4.8 million passengers in the first three months of this year.
From the period of January to March, the airline's flights were 87 percent full. For the month of March alone, passenger volume increased to 1.8 million passengers compared to 1.5 million passengers from the same time last year.

"CEB remains committed to stimulating travel and driving trade and tourism opportunities in communities we fly to. We are optimistic that the airline will continue to rise as a significant travel enabler in and out of its home country," said Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB Vice President for Corporate Affairs.

An increase of passenger traffic is highly expected especially this summer season. Cebu Pacific increased its domestic flights to cope with the soaring passenger traffic. (Read More: Cebu Pacific Boosts Flights for Summer Season)

The airline also received its brand new Airbus A320-200 last month from Toulouse, France. This delivery brings CEB's current fleet to 57, comprising 7 Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330, and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. CEB's fleet remains one of the youngest in the world, with an average age of 4.78 years. (Read More: CEB Receives 36th Airbus A320 aircraft)
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