Cebu Pa­cific gears up to ex­pand Clark, Cebu hubs

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CLARK FREEPORT— The Philip­pines’lead­ing car­rier, Cebu Pa­cific (PSE: CEB), is set to ex­pand its route net­work from its hubs at Clark and Cebu this year, on the and Iloilo; as well as be­tween Clark and Ba­colod, start­ing Au­gust 9, 2019. Be­gin­ning Oc­to­ber 9, 2019, CEB will mount daily flights be­tween Clark and Puerto Princesa in Palawan.

“There’s still a lot of op­por­tu­nity for ex­pan­sion within the Philip­pines— in­ter-is­land con­nec­tions from key cities like Clark and Cebu. We be­lieve that there is a sig­nif­i­cant un­tapped mar­ket in north­ern prov­inces in the Philip­pines. Cre­at­ing direct links be­tween do­mes­tic des­ti­na­tions and our other hubs will spur tourism and move­ment of goods and in­vest­ments, whilst do­ing away with hav­ing to pass through the main hub in Manila,” Shau noted.

The Clark In­ter­na­tional Air­port has served as the hub for North and Cen­tral Lu­zon of Cebu Pa­cific for the past ten years. It has emerged as one of Asia’s fastest­grow­ing air­ports, with pas­sen­ger vol­ume breach­ing 2.5 mil­lion in 2018. Over the past six months, CEB has boosted fre­quency in Clark by over 75 per­cent, with direct con­nec­tions to Cebu, Cat­i­clan, Tag­bi­la­ran, Davao, Sin­ga­pore, Macau and Hong Kong.

“We are also in the fi­nal stages of launch­ing a new route be­tween

Cebu and main­land China. We’ll have more de­tails on that soon,” added Shau. Cebu Pa­cific had ear­lier stated they would ramp-up ca­pac­ity in its Cebu hub by as much as 20 per­cent in 2019. Routes in de­vel­op­ment for its Cebu hub are fo­cused on North Asia mar­kets such as China, Korea, and Ja­pan.

“The Philip­pines is the clos­est trop­i­cal des­ti­na­tion from North Asia. Cebu and the 166 is­lands within the province alone boast of some of the best trop­i­cal get­aways in the world. It’s a log­i­cal choice to be our ‘beach hub’with eas­ier ac­cess to world-class beaches, dive spots and re­sorts.”

From Cebu, CEB mounts direct flights to Ba­colod, Cat­i­clan (Bo­ra­cay), Bu­tuan, Ca­gayan de Oro, Cal­bayog, Camiguin, Clark, Davao, Du­maguete, Gen­eral San­tos, Iloilo, Kal­ibo, Legazpi, Oza­mis, Pa­ga­dian, Puerto Princesa, Siar­gao, Suri­gao, Ta­cloban, Zam­boanga, Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo (Narita), Sin­ga­pore and In­cheon.

Aside from its Clark and Cebu hubs, Cebu Pa­cific op­er­ates flights out of five other strate­gi­cally placed hubs in the Philip­pines: Manila, Kal­ibo, Iloilo, Davao and Ca­gayan de Oro (Laguindin­gan). The car­rier has main­tained lead­er­ship in the do­mes­tic mar­ket with 37 des­ti­na­tions and over 2,130 weekly flights. Cou­pled with 26 in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions, the en­tire Cebu Pa­cific net­work cov­ers over 108 routes span­ning Asia, Aus­tralia, the Mid­dle East, and USA. (Press Re­lease)

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