Philippines low-cost airline Cebu Pacific joins IATA

posted on 18th December 2019 by William Hayes
Philippines low-cost airline Cebu Pacific joins IATA

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has become only the second airline from the Philippines to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The airline said that membership of the trade association will help it to “gain access to expertise and learnings” about best practices and innovation.

Cebu Pacific chief Lance Gokongwei adds: “Moreover, we will also be able to share our own operational experience and contribute to further developing the airline industry as a whole.”

IATA says the low-cost carrier has achieved full compliance with its’ Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), which assesses a carrier’s operational management and control systems.

Cebu Pacific currently flies 121 routes, with more than 2,600 weekly flights. Cirium fleets data indicates the carrier operates 54 aircraft, including a mix of A320 family jets and A330s, and has 44 aircraft on orders.

Cebu Pacific joins a growing number of low-cost carriers added to the IATA fold. In November, Indian carrier IndiGo joined the association.