The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) marked another milestone as it reached a total of 150 million passengers flown since starting operations in 1996. The 150 millionth passenger who checked-in and flew with CEB,identified as Mr. Alfredo Cruz, boarded Cebu Pacific flight 5J 397 from Manila to Cagayan de Oro on October 20, 2017.
Cruz received 150,000 points from GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program by Cebu Pacific. The points are equivalent to between 20 to 25 round trip flights on CEB. The points and free flights can be shared with family and friends.
“It’s our job to create a lot of memories and experience for our wonderful guests, it’s like we’ve created 150 million life experiences since we started in our very humble way 20 years ago. We’ve celebrated many milestones and today is one of our proudest milestones,” said Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific.
Cruz (center) was surprised by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Gokongwei (7th and 5th from left, respectively), along with other officials from government and Cebu Pacific, namely (from left) Michael Ivan Shau, Vice President, Airport Services; Candice Iyog, Vice President, Marketing and Distribution; Atty JR Mantaring, Vice President, Corporate Affairs; Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre; Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Art Boncato; CaptSkee Tamayo, Transportation Undersecretary for Aviation; Alex Reyes, Vice President, Cargo; Alexander Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo; and Capt Jim Sydiongco, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
From January to June 2017, Cebu Pacific has flown 10.09 million passengers, and aims to carry a total of 20 million passengers for the whole year.
The Cebu Pacific route network now has 25 international and 37 domestic destinations. Its fleet of aircraft includes one Airbus A319, 35 Airbus A320 and eight Airbus A330s; while the Cebgofleet is composed of eight ATR 72-500 and seven ATR 72-600aircraft. Between 2017 and 2022, CEB expects delivery of 7 more brand-new Airbus A321ceo and 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft.