Cebu Pacific said Monday it is raising to 28 its combined domestic and international routes operating at Mactan-Cebu International Airport as it targets to reach 129 percent of its Cebu hub’s pre-pandemic network and capacity by June.
The airline unit of the Gokongwei Group will start operating direct flights between Cebu and Taipei daily starting June 23, increasing its network from MCIA to 23 domestic and 5 international destinations. Cebu Pacific will also ramp up flight frequencies to 11 destinations from Cebu.
The new and resumed flights from Cebu and the additional frequencies are expected to increase the total number of seats by 21 percent, equivalent to 76,000 more seats a month.
It said that to support the expansion, the airline would increase its Cebu hub’s fleet to 13, with two additional aircraft based at MCIA. The added aircraft are on top of the 10 new Airbus NEO aircraft that will be delivered in 2023 to expand the airline’s entire fleet.
The airline earlier announced that it would operate direct flights from Cebu to Naga starting March 26 and resume flights to Hong Kong and Narita from Cebu on March 26 and May 1, respectively.
“Cebu Pacific is proud to have its largest base outside Manila in one of the best airports in Asia. We are excited to further expand our Cebu hub to connect more travelers to some of the world’s best beaches and islands,” said Cebu Pacific chief marketing and customer experience officer Candice Iyog.
Cebu Pacific is launching a special seat sale from March 20 to 23, allowing travelers from Visayas and Mindanao to book their flights to select domestic and international destinations for as low as P1 one-way base fare, exclusive of fees and surcharges. The travel period is from June 1 to September 30, 2023.
Cebu Pacific flies to 34 domestic and 25 international destinations, spanning across Asia, Australia and the Middle East.