19m flew Cebu in 2016

The Philip­pines’ Cebu Pa­cific flew 19.1 mil­lion pas­sen­gers in 2016, an in­crease of four per cent from the 18.4 mil­lion pas­sen­gers flown in 2015.

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Last De­cem­ber 27, 2016, the Cebu Pa­cific Air Group car­ried a to­tal of 64,684 pas­sen­gers — the high­est num­ber of trav­ellers we have ever flown in one day. This sur­passes our prior record of 62,947 pas­sen­gers flown last Jan­uary 3, 2016, trans­lat­ing to 1,737 ad­di­tional pas­sen­gers, said Atty. JR Man­tar­ing, Vice Pres­i­dent for Cor­po­rate Af­fairs, Cebu Pa­cific.

Growth in pas­sen­ger vol­ume was largely driven by the air­line’s low-cost short­haul ser­vices, and in­creased fre­quen­cies in key do­mes­tic mar­kets. Specif­i­cally, the for­mer recorded a 9.3 per cent growth com­pared to 2015, while the lat­ter re­flected a 2.6 per cent in­crease.

“This sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in num­ber only shows our firm com­mit­ment in traf­fick­ing trade and tourism in all the des­ti­na­tions we op­er­ate in, while at the same time en­abling every­one to con­nect with their fam­i­lies and friends all around the world,” added Man­tar­ing.

CEB posted notable pas­sen­ger growth in in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions such as Bei­jing Shang­hai and Xi­a­men in China, Tai­wan and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Viet­nam. In the Philip­pines, do­mes­tic traf­fic in­creased in Cauayan, Siar­gao and Oza­miz. CEB cur­rently of­fers flights to a to­tal of 37 do­mes­tic and 29 in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions, op­er­at­ing an ex­ten­sive net­work across Asia, Aus­tralia, the Mid­dle East, and USA. Its 58-strong fleet com­prises four Air­bus A319, 36 Air­bus A320, seven Air­bus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and three ATR 72-600 air­craft. Be­tween 2017 and 2021, CEB ex­pects de­liv­ery of one more brand-new Air­bus A330, 32 Air­bus A321­neo, and 13 ATR 72-600s.

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