CEB expands operations at Clark airport

Cebu Pacific remains committed to the development of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga.

Starting on December 16, CEB will increase its Clark-Cebu-Clark operations from three to six times weekly while Clark-Hong Kong-Clark will be up from seven to 10 times weekly. These additional flights may now be booked via CEB’s official website, mobile app, reservation hotlines and ticket offices.

By adding more flights between Clark and Hong Kong, CEB hopes to further stimulate economic trade and investments from one of Asia’s largest financial hubs to North and Central Luzon. On the other hand, increased flights from Clark to Cebu, the country’s second largest city, is expected to boost domestic tourism.

CEB is the only Philippine carrier that operates flights out of Clark and has done so since November 2008. CEB currently operates 21 flights weekly from Clark to Cebu, Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, utilizing 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. This further growth in Clark operations will increase CEB’s commitment to 27 weekly flights.

“As one of CEB’s six strategic hubs in the country, CEB will continue to grow Clark to serve the needs of North and CentralLuzon. The additional frequencies and further investments strengthen our commitment to the development of the country’s airports. We sincerely look forward to the progression of flight and ground operations at Clark as well as a furthering of incentives that Clark will offer to the carriers,” says Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB Vice President for Corporate Affairs.

Aside from operating flights, CEB has also established its own maintenance, repair and overhaul provider, the SIA Engineering Philippines (SIAEP), at the CIA. Incorporated in 2008, the state-of-the-art facility is a joint venture with the SIA Engineering Company of Singapore (SIAEC), and features three hangars that serve to perform base maintenance, line maintenance, and air-worthiness approvals for CEB.

The airline also utilizes the Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT), another joint venture with the global civil aviation and defense training leader CAE, at the Clark Special Economic Zone. The training center offers type-rating and recurrency training for the Airbus A320 family.

In 2015, CEB carried over 330,000 passengers to and from Clark. The robust figures continue into 2016, which saw CEB flying more than 190,000 passengers to and from Clark from January to July.

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