CEB passengers up 13% to 4.8M in Q1 – Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) flew 4.8 million passengers for the first quarter of 2016, a system-wide growth of 13 percent compared to the same period last year.
On average, CEB’s flights between January to March were 87 percent full.
In the month of March alone, CEB’s passenger volume soared to 1.6 million passengers, up by seven percent from the 1.5 million passengers carried in March 2015.
Periodic seat sales, lowest year-round fares and robust travel demand contributed to the surge in passengers.
Some of CEB’s popular destinations for the first quarter include Tagbilaran, Dumaguete and Cagayan de Oro for domestic, and Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai for international.
The airline also took delivery of two brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft in January, and another one this April, as part of its conservative fleet expansion plan.
“CEB remains committed to stimulating travel and driving trade and tourism opportunities in communities we fly to. We are optimistic that the airline will continue to rise as a significant travel enabler in and out of its home country,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB vice president for Corporate Affairs.