Corporate News

Cebu Air adds services to Ormoc, Roxas City, Calbayog

Posted on November 19, 2016

CEBU Air, Inc. (CEB) said that it launched three more services to Visayan destinations, expanding its reach in the region while reinforcing its lead in the domestic cargo carrier market.

In a statement, the airline said it will be the only carrier flying daily between Cebu and Ormoc and Cebu and Roxas City; and four times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) between Cebu and Calbayog using ATR 72-500 aircraft. This brings the CEB’s current reach to a total of 36 domestic destinations.

“CEB remains committed in offering the most convenient choices for passengers at the lowest fares possible. With these additional routes in and out of the Queen City of the South, more guests can now easily explore the Visayas region,” said Alexander G. Lao, President and CEO of CEB low-cost unit Cebgo in a statement.

“At the same time, locals can now connect not only to Cebu and Manila, but to international destinations as well. Rest assured, we will continue to persist in expanding our horizons and promote trade and tourism in the destinations we operate in.”

In 2015, over 4.4 million passengers were flown to and from Cebu, with services involving the city accounting for 24.5% of CEB’s seat capacity for that year, the company said.

With the addition of these new routes, CEB now has a total of 25 domestic routes touching Cebu.

Apart from transporting passengers, the new routes will help the group secure its current hold on the domestic cargo market.

Citing data from the Civil Aeronautics Board, the company said that it is currentlly accounts for 50% of the total cargo market. CEB delivered close to 165 million kilos of cargo to domestic and international destinations in 2015.

Aside from Cebu, CEB also operates flights out of five hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Davao, Clark, Kalibo, and Iloilo. The airline’s network covers over 100 routes and 66 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the US.

CEB shares were flat on Friday, closing at P102.60. -- Roy Stephen C. Canivel