Filipino carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has grown its footprint North and Central Luzon after starting operation of three new routes from Clark International Airport.
The carrier has started service to Bacolod, Iloilo and Narita, Japan and is the first Philippines-based carrier to start direct flights between Clark and Tokyo.
With the expansion of its route network in the Clark hub, CEB will become the largest carrier in Clark in terms of capacity by end-2019, capturing 28 per cent of total number of seats offered by all carriers operating in Clark.
Flights from Clark to Bacolod and Iloilo run daily, while direct service to and from Narita is scheduled four times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday).
The carrier will also begin flying daily between Clark and Puerto Princesa in Palawan by the fourth quarter of 2019.
These four new routes will boost CEB’s total capacity in Clark by 40 per cent in 2019 alone, following a 75 per cent increase in 2018 with the launch of direct commercial air service to and from Davao and Panglao (Bohol); as well as additional frequency for the Clark-Macau route.
Cebu Pacific flies to four other domestic destinations (Cebu, Caticlan, Tagbilaran, Davao); and three other international destinations (Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong) to and from Clark.
The airline is set to receive over 60 aircraft in the next eight years.
Aside from Clark, Cebu Pacific operates flights out of six other strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Kalibo, Iloilo, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan) and Davao. CEB operates over 2,000 weekly flights across 37 domestic and 26 international destinations.