CEBU PACIFIC said its first flight to the new Changi terminal in Singapore is scheduled November 2.

In a Friday statement, the budget carrier said it will be the first local airline to fly out to the new airport terminal.

“We are proud to be the first airline from the Philippines to operate from this world-class passenger terminal, enabling everyone traveling with CEB through Singapore to experience a new level of comfort and efficiency,” said Paterno S. Mantaring, Jr., Vice-President for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific, in the statement.

“We will bring with us a treasure trove of memories from our previous home in T2, and look forward to re-connecting with old friends – and making new ones.”

Termiknal 4, which opened last October, is expected to add the capacity to handle 16 million passengers per year to Changi Airport, bringing the airport’s total annual handling capacity to 82 million passenger movements.

Cebu Pacific flies thrice daily between Manila and Singapore; 12 times weekly to and from Singapore to Cebu and Clark, Pampanga; and twice a week from Davao and Iloilo to Singapore. – Janina C. Lim