CEBU PACIFIC is adding a daily flight from its hub at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga to the New Bohol (Panglao) International Airport.
In a statement over the weekend, the budget carrier said the daily flights will leave Clark at 9:55 a.m. and arrive in Bohol at 11:20 a.m. Return flights will depart from Bohol at 11:50 a.m. and land in Clark at 1:15 p.m.
“We are excited to commence operation of our newest route in Clark. As we expand our fleet and our route network, we look forward to supporting economic growth in Clark and its surrounding areas as well as in the province of Bohol through tourism and logistics support,” Cebu Pacific Director for Airport Services Dindo Fernando said in the statement.
The company is currently expanding its hub in Clark to connect more passengers from the Northern and Central Luzon. In September, Cebu Pacific said it wants to increase by 75% the number of flights from the Clark International Airport by end-2018.
Aside from new routes, additional frequencies are also expected to boost Cebu Pacific activity in Clark to 3,711 flights or 620,540 seats.
Cebu Pacific said it started serving flights from the Clark International Airport in 2006. It has been flying to Bohol through the Tagbilaran Airport since 2004.
The Gokongwei-led carrier flew a total of 11.1 million domestic passengers during January to September period.
In the first three quarters of the year, Cebu Pacific listed operator Cebu Air, Inc. slumped to a loss of P518 million from a net attributable income of P42 million in the same period last year due to rising jet fuel expenses and the weakening of the Philippine peso against the US dollar. — Denise A. Valdez