Cebu Pacific Air - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Cebu Pacific Air


Meet the PH’s first trans woman flight attendants

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Jess Labares and Mikee Vitug now embark on their new journey as flight attendants – with flying rainbow colors

Cebu Pacific to expand footprint in Japan with new office

May 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Now on its 10th year of operations in Japan, Cebu Pacific mounts about 70 flights weekly between Japan and the Philippines

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We hope that rehabilitation work will be done efficiently to minimize the impact [of the closure],' the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated says in a statement

BORACAY CLOSURE. A business group urges the national government to issue the executive order on Boracay's closure, and to declare state of calamity in the island. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

With Boracay closure, airlines and hotels scramble for ‘interim plans’

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, and AirAsia Philippines have announced flight suspensions, while hundreds of hotels and accommodations are drafting interim plans

Cebu Pacific to fly directly to Batanes

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The Gokongwei-led carrier's subsidiary Cebgo will fly once daily between Manila and Basco, Batanes starting March 25, 2018 until October 27, 2018

Cebu Pacific launches program to train future Filipino pilots in Australia

Oct 24, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The airline will initially shoulder $25 million to train 250 cadet pilots, who will become Cebu Pacific First Officers and can pay back the investment through salary deductions

DOTr probes 'freaking hot' Cebu Pacific flight

Jun 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

DOTr says Cebu Pacific should have deplaned passengers within 2 hours

Cebu Pacific links up with KLM AFI to service expanding fleet

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The long term contract covers a fleet of what is expected to be over 40 Airbus A320s

News Briefs: February 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday February 16

Cebu Pacific to launch 2 new routes from Cagayan de Oro

Jan 23, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The Gokongwei led airline will be flying between Cagayan de Oro and Tagbilaran as well as between Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod starting March this year

NORTHERN MINDANAO. Both routes will beusing the new ATR 72-600 aircraft that is expected to arrive in early March. Rappler file photo

Cebu Pacific to give discounts for gov't employees on business trips

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The Department of Budget and Management expects to save over P1 billion under the Government Fares Agreement

PHILGEPS. (LR) Arlene Tena, Director for Passenger Sales of Cebu Pacific; Andrew Huang, Chief Finance Officer; Alexander Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo; Michael Szucs, Chief Executive Adviser of Cebu Pacific; Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of Department of Budget and Management; Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific; Bingle Gutierrez, Executive Director of DBM's PS-PhilGEPS; Agnes Bailen, Undersecretary of DBM; Flerida Arias, Officer-in-charge Director, Operations Group of PS-PhilGEPS; Rosa Maria Clemente, OIC Deputy Executive Director V of PS-PhilGEPS; Dalisay Dela Chica, Chief, Sales Division of PS-PhilGEPS; Leah Valdez, Chief, Marketing Division of PS-PhilGEPS. Photo from Cebu Air Inc

Visayas, Mindanao flights drive Cebu Pacific's passenger volume

Jul 27, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Popular domestic flights such as Kalibo Tacloban Siargao and Tagbilaran lead to an increase in Cebu Pacific passengers

CONTINUED SURGE. The surge in Cebu Pacific passengers is driven by popular flights in Visayas and Mindanao. Photo by Edwin Llobrera/Rappler

Cebu Pacific sells 4 Airbus planes to Allegiant Air

May 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Between 2016 and 2021 Cebu Pacific will also receive 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft and 16 ATR 72 600 turboprop planes

MODERNIZATION PROGRAM. The delivery of 4 Airbus aircraft to Allegiant is scheduled from 2017 to 2018

Cebu Pacific passenger volume surges 13% in Q1

Apr 26, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Its operator Cebu Air Incorporated says periodic seat sales lowest year round fares and robust travel demand contributed to the surge in passengers

CONTINUED SURGE. The surge in Cebu Pacific passengers is driven by strong domestic and international sales. Photo by Edwin Llobrera/Rappler

JG Summit net income rises to P22.61B in 2015

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:15 AM

Firms under the Gokongwei led conglomerate see higher revenues led by the JG Summit Petrochemicals Group Robinsons Land URC and Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific marks 20th anniversary with P1-seat sale

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:43 PM

The seat sale runs from March 8 2016 to March 10 2016 or until seats last The travel period is from July 1 2016 to March 31 2017

20TH ANNIVERSARY. Cebu Pacific launched its first daily flights to Cebu on March 8, 1996. Photo from Ajig Ibasco / Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific wants to be official PH carrier for ASEAN-China flights

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Cebu Pacific also welcomes 2016 with higher passenger traffic in January

RECORD HIGH. The surge in passengers continues to be driven by strong loads on its increasing international network and strong domestic sales. Photo by Edwin Llobrera/Rappler

Cebu Pacific wants Guam, Honolulu, Melbourne in 2016 - think tank

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:13 PM

While Cebu Pacific’s long haul operations have been unprofitable in 2015 Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says the airline s network is tracking well and could become profitable in 2016

OPTIMISTIC. CAPA says Cebu Pacific plans to launch flights to Guam, Honolulu, and Melbourne this year, despite an expected slow growth rate

PAL, Cebu Pacific to launch new int'l flights in December

Dec 16, 2015 - 4:42 PM

Philippine Airlines will launch Papua New Guinea flights while Cebu Pacific Air will expand Japan operations this month

LONG-HAUL. The country's two largest budget airlines bank on Oceania and East Asia regions for long-haul expansion

Cebu Pacific to start flying to Guam in March

Nov 25, 2015 - 3:58 PM

This marks Cebu Pacific’s first US destination making it the only low cost carrier to fly directly between the Philippines and Guam

PACIFIC EXPANSION. 'Having Guam in our network sets us off on another expansion path across the Pacific,' Cebu Pacific's Lance Gokongwei says

Cebu Pacific to launch 3 new int'l flights in December

Sep 10, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Cebu Pacific Air will inaugurate direct flights from Manila to Fukuoka Japan; from Cebu to Taipei Taiwan; and from Davao to Singapore on December 17

NEW MARKET. All 3 new routes will utilize Cebu Pacific Air's new Airbus A320 aircraft fleet. Cebu Pacific model plane photo from Wikipedia

PH, UAE expand air agreement despite local airlines' opposition

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Increased traffic rights would boost competition in the Philippine Middle East market as airlines between the two jurisdictions can now add flight operations

HIGH STAKES. The UAE is the largest Middle East destination from the Philippines, accounting for slightly over half of the 80,000 weekly return seats between the two countries, CAPA says. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

PAL, Cebu Pacific oppose anew UAE air talks

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:15 PM

PAL says the Philippine air panel should learn from the bitter experience of major US airlines in dealing with UAE counterparts

UNFAIR COMPETITION? The Philippines' major airlines are opposing again the request of UAE counterparts for additional flights between the two jurisdictions. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

MacroAsia spending over P820 million for expansion

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:43 PM

While MacroAsia sees the continued growth of its maintenance repair overhaul and ground handling businesses this year it looks at 2015 with guarded optimism

EXPANSION PLANS. MicroAsia Corporation plans to spend around P850 million for three years to finance its expansion plans. Photos from

Cebu Pacific orders 16 planes worth $673M

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The budget carrier is the launch customer for the new ATR72 600 cabin with an option to order for 10 additional aircraft of the same model

Cebu Pacific reveals new logo

Jun 02, 2015 - 2:15 PM

The budget carrier says its branding effort symbolizes its growth from a low cost pioneer to its larger operations today

Cebu Pacific inaugurates Tokyo route

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:19 PM

Fares for the Cebu Narita route start at P7 388 with no fuel surcharges

CDO-bound Cebu Pacific plane turns back to Cebu

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM

The plane carrying 155 passengers turns back after experiencing mechanical problems 20 minutes from take off from the Mactan Cebu International airport

FLYING HIGH. Cebu Pacific is looking at flying 7 times a week to Canada to add to its long-haul routes. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Cebu Pacific VP quits

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Jorenz Tañada a former Customs official ends a short lived stint at the low cost carrier

Jorenz Tanada

Cebu Pacific holiday mess: Why blame absent staff?

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The reality is that airline employees are supposed to work during the holidays

Cebu Pacific seeks basis of P52.11M fine

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The budget carrier asks the Civil Aeronautics Board to explain the basis for the fine it had imposed on it over the botched holiday flights

Cebu Pacific lifts fuel surcharge, PAL next

Jan 13, 2015 - 9:16 AM

No fuel surcharge shall be collected from tickets sold from January 8 onwards the Civil Aeronautics Board warns

Cebu Pacific fined P52.11M for botched holiday flights

Jan 12, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The Civil Aeronautics Board imposes a P5 000 fine for every affected 10 400 passengers of the budget carrier

Erring airlines must face heavier penalties – Abaya

Jan 07, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Steeper penalties on erring airlines should deter them from keeping their old habits says Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya

Cebu Pacific faces 'full range of sanctions'

Jan 06, 2015 - 12:05 PM

The budget airline faces fines suspension and even a revocation of its franchise if warranted says the DOTC

HOLIDAY FLIGHTS. Filipino informal settlers work next to a Christmas tree at a government housing project as a Cebu Pacific Air aircraft flies overhead in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on December 3, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

Cebu Pacific offers options to disgruntled passengers

Dec 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Cebu Pacific Air says passengers have 3 options

HOLIDAY FLIGHTS. Filipino informal settlers work next to a Christmas tree at a government housing project as a Cebu Pacific Air aircraft flies overhead in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on December 3, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

Cebu Pacific hit for holiday flight cancellations

Dec 26, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Aviation bodies will investigate Cebu Pacific s liability on fickle flight cancellations which left thousands of passengers stranded during the holidays

Tacloban airport closed to large aircraft till December 3

Sep 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Flights that use Airbus aircraft will not be allowed to use the Daniel Romualdez Airport

The Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City will undergo rehabilitation on Wendesday, Sept. 3, to fix the potholes on its runway. Photo courtesy of CAAP.

Tacloban airport to be closed due to potholes on runway

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Local airlines say potholes on the Daniel Romualdez Airport runway pose danger to their operations

The Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City will undergo rehabilitation on Wendesday, Sept. 3, to fix the potholes on its runway. Photo courtesy of CAAP.

Cebu Pacific to mount more flights to 5 international routes

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The budget carrier is also set to fly to Kuwait and Sydney in September

Cebu Pacific joins shark fin ban

Jul 09, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Cebu Pacific s move to ban shark s fins follows a similar decision by rival Philippine Airlines in April

SHARK'S FINS. File Photo by Laurent Fievet/ AFP

Malaysia to open new budget airport in MH370 shadow

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 budget terminal will begin operations May 2 with an initial 56 flights

Cebu Pacific offers P1.43 seat sale on Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2014 - 2:21 PM

From February 14 to 16 potential passengers can buy P1 43 seats to any destination CEB flies to

SEAT SALE. Photo courtesy of Airbus.

Heavy security at reopened Zambo airport

Sep 19, 2013 - 8:43 AM

UPDATED Cebu Pacific flight 5J849 from Manila arrived at the airport at 10:06 am the first ever commercial flight to land there since its closure 10 days ago

AIRPORT SECURITY. Philippine soldiers man a check point along a road leading to the Zamboanga International Airport on the eve of its reopening, September 18, 2013. AFP/Ted Aljibe

PH wants direct flights to Israel, Russia

Sep 13, 2013 - 10:39 AM

The Philippine air panel will hold bilateral talks with Isarael and Russia in October after PAL expressed interest in flying there

BAN LIFTED. Philippine Airlines may now fly into European airspace after the 28-nation bloc partially lifted a ban imposed against the Philippines. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Cebu Pacific Jan-May passenger volume up 6%

Jul 09, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Gokongwei owned budget airline Cebu Pacific carried 6 278 million passengers in the first 5 months of 2013 nearly 6 higher than the 5 928 million it recorded in the same period of 2012

MORE PASSENGERS. Cebu Pacific grew its passenger volume by 6% in January-May 2013 from the previous year

Cebu Pacific's 1st long-haul flight: Dubai

Jan 17, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Dubai is budget carrier Cebu Pacific s first long haul destination the company announces Flights will begin in October

Cebu Pacific launches Cebu-Bangkok-Cebu flight

Dec 21, 2012 - 1:45 PM

The new route will fly twice a week every Thursday and Saturday

Cebu Pacific plans onboard wi-fi service

Jul 03, 2012 - 3:09 PM

Cebu Pacific Air will soon offer its passengers inflight wi fi services on board its planned long haul flights

Image courtesy of Airbus/Cebu Pacific

Want to be a flight attendant? AirAsia Philippines shows you how

Mar 27, 2012 - 5:49 PM

AirAsia Philippines gives a sneak peek on how a cabin crew member is selected

SO YOU WANT TO BE A CABIN CREW MEMBER. A screenshot of a video by AirAsia Philippines, showing the different steps on how to become a flight attendant. AirAsia Philippines will have its launch on Wednesday, March 28, with its maiden flight from Clark to Kalibo.