CEB moves partial domestic operation to NAIA Terminal 3 today

31 05 2009

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the low-fare airline business of the Gokongwei group, transfers part of its domestic operations to NAIA Terminal 3 today.

CEB will initially operate flights from Manila to Boracay (Caticlan), Laoag, Naga, San Jose (Mindoro), and Tuguegarao out of Terminal 3.

Other domestic flights will remain at the Manila Domestic Airport Terminal while all international flights will continue to operate at the NAIA Terminal 1.

Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and product, said, “The new terminal will be able to accommodate our growing passenger base and more importantly, offer a better passenger experience.  We hope to the rest of our domestic operations to Terminal 3 after a few days.”

CEB is the single largest domestic airline in the country today and is the leading airline from the Philippines to the ASEAN region.

Iyog added, “Once we have completed the transfer of our domestic operations into Terminal 3, we intend to move our international operations as well. This will allow us to operate efficiently and give passengers availing of our domestic to international connections a hassle-free experience.”

CEB has the youngest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. It operates ten A319, eight A320, and two ATR 72-500.

Joint Statement of MIAA and Cebu Pacific

31 05 2009

Following a successful simulation yesterday, July 15, 2008, Manila International Airport Authority and Cebu Pacific announced today (July 16) that CEB will transfer part of its domestic operation to Terminal 3 starting on July 22.

“We will phase our transfer to NAIA Terminal 3 by initially transferring our ATR operations on July 22, to be followed by the balance of our domestic flights. International operations will also move to Terminal 3 later in 2008,” said Candice Iyog, CEB vice president.

CEB flights from Manila to: Boracay (Caticlan), Laoag, Naga, San Jose (Mindoro), and Tuguegarao will be the first to operate out of the new terminal starting July 22.

“As the country’s largest domestic carrier, we are very excited to be offering our guests a better airport terminal because this will definitely improve their flight experience.”  Iyog emphasized.

CEB at present uses the old domestic terminal for local flights and the NAIA Terminal 1 for its international operations.

“This very positive development is certainly something that has been long awaited not only by the airport authorities and Cebu Pacific, but by the traveling public most especially,” said Tirso Serrano, MIAA Assistant General Manager for Airport Development and Corporate Affairs. “The NAIA family comprised of MIAA and the other government agencies operating at the premier gateway are joining hands to make the initial operations at the new terminal safe, secure, convenient for all passengers and stakeholders.” Serrano added.


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