Cebu Pacific seeking more Thai, Taiwan flights

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air is seeking additional flights to Thailand and Taiwan as part of broader plans to ramp up its presence in the region, separate filings with the Philippine’s Civil Aeronautics Board showed recently.


Cebu Pacific seeking more Thai Taiwan flights


Budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air is seeking additional flights to Thailand and Taiwan as part of broader plans to ramp up its presence in the region, separate filings with the Philippine’s Civil Aeronautics Board showed recently. Cebu Pacific, a unit of Gokongwei-led JG Summit Holdings, told the CAB that it was seeking an additional 1,108 entitlements to Bangkok, Thailand. The filing was a request to reallocate existing entitlements previously awarded, but currently unused by flag carrier Philippine Airlines.

The CAB, which is seeking to hold air talks with Taiwan to increase weekly flights in the second half of 2014, said it would hold a hearing on both requests.. The move comes as Cebu Pacific reported an increase in passenger volume in the first half of 2014, flying eight million passengers from January to June, or an increase of eight per cent over the same period in 2013. The carrier was scheduled to take delivery of one additional A330- 300 aircraft in August with a sixth A330 joining the fleet in 1Q2015.