Cebu Pacific launched direct commercial service from Clark to Guangzhou, China and Puerto Princesa, Palawan recently.
This as Cebu Pacific will close 2019 as the leading carrier at the Clark International Airport, with 28% capacity share.
“Cebu Pacific has taken a measured pace of expansion in Clark, but we have always believed in the potential of Clark as the aviation hub for residents of North and Central Luzon. Over the past 12 months, our capacity growth in Clark hit over 90%. With the growth in passenger traffic in Clark, we are bullish that the new routes we launched over the past few months will continue to perform strongly,” Alexander Lao, Chief Strategy Officer of Cebu Pacific said during the Thanksgiving Dinner at Marriot Clark here.
Passenger traffic has been growing steadily at the Clark airport, as it aims to fly four million passengers by the end of 2019. The Clark International Airport is within proximity to vital infrastructure expected to be operational by 2022, such as the Manila-Clark passenger railway that will connect Manila to Clark, and a cargo railway connecting Subic to Clark.
Cebu Pacific has been continuously operating flights in and out of the Clark International Airport since 2006, with the latter serving as its hub for North and Central Luzon. From Clark, CEB operates 190 flights weekly to Bacolod, Bohol, Caticlan (Boracay), Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Narita (Tokyo) and Singapore.
“As the economy continues to grow and air travel expands in Clark, residents from Pampanga, Tarlac, Baguio and even La Union won’t need to make the land trip to Manila just to catch a flight. Rather, we look forward to spurring domestic tourism—giving everyJuan a choice to fly either Clark or Manila, depending on their schedule.”
Cebu Pacific aims to fly 200 million passengers by 2020; and 300 million by 2022. As of end-September 2019, CEB has flown over 16.7 million passengers on 121 routes and more than 2,681 flights weekly.
“With the launching of the new flight this Sunday, thank you Cebu Pacific for believing in us and growing with us and thank you for this partnership and here’s to opening more flights with you,” LIPAD Corp. President and CEO Bi Yong Chungunco said during her speech.