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15 Countries served
57 Destinations served
93 Routes served

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  • Read more 21APR2014: Cebu Pacific eyes Guam, Saipan, Hawaii flights before year-end
    Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila) is planning to launch flights to US islands in the Pacific - including Guam Int'l, Saipan, and Honolulu - before the end of 2014. According to the Philippine Flight Network, the airline only begin to service mainland US and European destinations once it has acquired long-haul aircraft.

    Both the US and the European Union recently lifted sanctions on the Philippines allowing the country's airlines unfettered access to destinations in each bloc.

    "Given our fleet composition of A330-300s and Airbus A320s, I think the most likely initial routes will be some place which is closer," Lance Gokongwei, President & CEO of Cebu Pacific, said. "We don't have any aircraft that can reach the West Coast right now direct."

    Last year, Alex Reyes, the head of Cebu Pacific’s long-haul operations division, said the airline was considering adding either the Boeing 787 or the Airbus A350 to its fleet.

    Subject to US and Filipino regulatory approvals, the airline is targeting the launch of its US flights before the end of this year.

    Cebu is also reportedly considering serving New Zealand following the signing of a Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the countries last week. In a regulatory filing with the Civil Aeronautics Board, Cebu Pacific requested an allocation of seven weekly flight slots to New Zealand.

    Among the BASA's terms are provisions for fifth freedom rights which will allow Filipino carriers to pick up passengers in New Zealand for onward transport to Australia. In return, Air New Zealand (NZ, Auckland Int'l) will be able pick up passengers in the Philippines for onward transport to China.
  • Read more 21APR2014: AirAsia to move into KLIA2 despite outstanding qualms
    AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has announced it will move its operations to Kuala Lumpur Int'l's new Low Cost Carrier terminal, KLIA2, by May 9 despite reservations about the facility's readiness and safety among other issues.

    After weeks of acrimonious press releases and arguments with the Malaysian government and the Malaysia Airport Holding Berhad (MAHB), the airline welcomed a move to enlist the expertise of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to further evaluate KLIA2 and to determine its long term safety.

    With negotiations currently underway, the LCC stated that only "a few outstanding commercial issues" remained adding that they should not hold back the Group's planned move into the terminal.

    "For everyone’s benefit, ongoing discussions with relevant authorities are in progress. However, should the negotiations not be completed or concluded expeditiously, we hope the Government will be able to provide necessary mediation, in order to enable MAHB to get its dues as the airport operator; and at the same time, enabling the AirAsia Group to efficiently operate based on our proven low-cost carrier business model through reasonable charges and levies," the group said in a statement.

    The terminal is set to open on May 2 with five airlines – Tigerair Mandala (RI, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta), Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila), Tigerair (TR, Singapore Changi), Lion Airlines (JT, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) and Malindo Air (OD, Kuala Lumpur Int'l).
  • Read more 17APR2014: Tigerair returns first of two A319s to service
    Tigerair (TR, Singapore Changi) has returned the first of two Airbus A319-100s, 9V-TRA (cn 3757), formerly with its Filipino subsidiary Tigerair Philippines (DG, Clark), into revenue service. The second aircraft, 9V-TRB (cn 3801), is currently in storage.

    The aircraft were returned to their parent after Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila) reached an agreement with the Singaporean LCC in January this year to acquire Tigerair Philippines outright.
  • Read more 13APR2014: US, European regulators lift sanctions on Filipino carriers
    Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila) and Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila) have been given the go-ahead to add flights to the United States after the Federal Aviation Administration promoted the south-east Asian nation to Category 1 safety status having been downgraded to Category 2 in January 2008.

    In a statement, the FAA said the Philippines' return to Category 1 status was based on a March 2014 FAA review of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

    "A Category 1 rating means the country’s civil aviation authority complies with ICAO standards. With the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 1 rating, the Filipino air carriers can add flights and service to the US and carry the code of US carriers," it said.

    Philippine Airlines currently serves Los Angeles Int'l, Honolulu, San Francisco, CA, Toronto Pearson and Vancouver Int'l and has outlined plans to add new East Coast destinations including New York JFK, Miami Int'l and Chicago O'Hare using its new fleet of B777-300(ER)s. For its part, Cebu intends to enter the Guam and Hawaiian markets in the short term.

    In a related development, following extensive lobbying by the CAAP, the European Commission has removed Cebu Pacific from the bloc's Banned Operator's List paving the way for it to begin flights to Europe.

    "Following last year's removal of Philippine Airlines from the safety list, this is seen as further proof of the gradual improvement in air safety in the Philippines," the Commission said its latest update.

    The bloc has, however, maintained its embargo on the country's other airlines.
  • Read more 13APR2014: Philippines' SEAir International to establish hub out of Clark
    SEAir International (XO, Clark) is to move ahead with plans to develop Clark into its primary hub when it launches scheduled flights to Caticlan and Puerto Princesa from April 16. Using its new name and airline code 'XO', Seair-I will operate flights 5x and 3x weekly respectively onboard a Do328-100.

    Additionally, the airline has also signed cargo interline agreements with Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Int'l) and Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) for its daily cargo runs between Clark and Cebu using its B737-200(F).

    “We will negotiate traffic feeds to and from Qatar Airways, Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon), Jin Air (LJ, Seoul Gimpo), and Dragonair (KA, Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok) in Clark,” said SEAIR-I President, Avelino Zapanta. “We are looking to expand interline agreements with other airlines that are interested in expanding their reach through Clark. We will be capitalizing on our many years of experience in the industry, our brand recall and our network of loyal customers and travel agents.”

    Zapanta said the move to use Clark came about after SEAir-I's slots at Manila were put in jeopardy following the recent takeover of Tigerair Philippines (DG, Clark) by Cebu Pacific Air (5J, Manila). He added that the airline would operate scheduled flights from Clark, while retaining only chartered flights from Manila.

    In line with the airline's expansion plans, the president said Seair-I is looking to acquire more planes to serve upcoming routes to tourist spots like Bantayan, Masbate, Marinduque, Camiguin, and Guiuan. The launch of charter flights to Taiwan, China, and possibly Japan, are also under consideration, he said.

    Seair-I was formed as a Low Cost Carrier in 2012 after South East Asian Airlines (DG, Clark)) was sold to Singapore’s Tiger Airways (TR, Singapore Changi).

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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age P  
A319-10010 10hiddenhidden
A320-100/-20023 23hiddenhidden
A320-200 (sl)8 8hiddenhidden
A330-3003 3hiddenhidden
ATR 72-200/-500/-6008 8hiddenhidden
Total52052hiddenhidden  
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.

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