Philippine-based budget carrier Cebu Pacific and unit Tiger Airways Philippines are seeking approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to launch flights to Myanmar. Cebu Pacific is seeking 1,260 weekly seats for flights between Manila and Yangon, while Tigerair Philippines has filed a separate application with CAB seeking 1,260 weekly seats for the route.
Cebu Pacific is now seeking government approval after getting the nod of the CAB for the US$15 million 100% acquisition of Tigerair Philippines on 14 February. Cebu Pacific is also in the middle of a $4 billion refleeting programme involving the acquisition of some 50 Airbus aircraft with delivery of 11 more Airbus A320, 30 A321neo, and two A330 aircraft scheduled between this year and 2021. The low-cost carrier now operates a fleet of 52 aircraft consisting of 10 A319, 30 A320, four A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft.