CEBU PACIFIC said it is increasing by 75% the number of flights at Clark International Airport by end-2018.
The Gokongwei-led budget carrier announced on Wednesday it is hiking the number of flights from Clark to Macau from eight times a week to 14 times a week.
“Cebu Pacific will now fly once daily from Clark to Macau at 925 p.m., with the return flight departing from the Macau International Airport at 12:15 a.m. the following day,” it said.
The airline earlier said it will add more flights from Clark to Cebu by Oct. 28 and to Davao and Tagbilaran, Bohol by Nov. 9. Direct flights to Caticlan are scheduled to resume on Oct. 28, when the island reopens.
“The new routes and additional frequencies will bring the total number of Cebu Pacific flights in and out of Clark to 3,711 by end-2018, representing 620,540 seats,” the airline added.
Cebu Pacific said its hub in Clark already offers direct flights to Singapore and Hong Kong.
“We are excited over the opportunities that our Clark hub presents and are looking forward to serving travelers from North and Central Luzon over the coming months. We are committed to being a partner in the over-all economic development of the Clark area through the expansion of our route network,” Cebu Pacific Vice President for Corporate Affairs Paterno S. Mantaring, Jr. was quoted as saying in the same statement.
Cebu Air, Inc., the listed operator of Cebu Pacific, reported its net income for the second quarter fell 39% to P1.87 billion due to the rising price of jet fuel and the weakening of the Philippine peso. — Denise A. Valdez