The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), carried more than 1.6 million passengers on domestic and international flights in January 2016. This represents passenger growth of nearly 13% over the same month in 2015.
CEB achieved a record 86% seat load factor for the first month of the year. On January 3, the Cebu Pacific Air group carried 62,947 passengers—the highest number of passengers it has ever carried on a single day.
The surge in passengers choosing to fly CEB continues to be driven by strong loads on the airline’s ever increasing international network and strong domestic sales. Based on internal estimates, CEB holds 58% of the total domestic market share for January 2016.
“We thank our valued guests for allowing CEB to bring them and their loved ones closer together. We will continue to expand our network and flight frequency to meet the growing demand for air travel,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB VP for Corporate Affairs.
The airline’s record passenger loads continue into the first half of February, with over 1.1 million guests flown from February 1 to February 21—a 19% growth versus the same period last year.
CEB offers flights to a network of over 90 routes on 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. It is slated to launch direct flights between Manila and Guam, its first US destination, on March 15, 2016.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.
Cebu Pacific’s 57-strong fleet is comprised of 8 Airbus A319, 35 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330, and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of three more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
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