With travel restrictions in PH consistently being pulled back, airlines in the country are starting to reopen flights to various locations and destinations, especially the domestic kind.

Of course, this includes Cebu Pacific, one of the Philippines’ best-known budget carriers. The company is already on-track to return to pre-pandemic operations. Its domestic capacity is set to go back to 100% this month.

Cebu Pacific President Lance Gokongwei said they’re excited for what’s to come and be of service once again to the Filipino public. 

“We are excited to safely fly everyJuan to their destinations so they could reunite with their families and loved ones, or pursue their business interests, or revisit tourist destinations. It is encouraging to see and feel travel confidence returning,” he said. 

This 2022, the carrier has already reported a staggering 300% increase in both domestic and international flights – the reason why they’re planning to ramp up operations even more. 

According to the company, flight frequency to key hubs in Manila, Boracay, and Cebu are almost back to levels before the spread of COVID-19. Flights from these airports “have exceeded their 2019 flight frequencies,” Cebu Pacific added.

Currently, Cebu Pacific is operating at 96% for domestic flights, which has contributed largely to the movement of goods and people in the country. 

“We thank our passengers for their continued trust, and we will endeavor to live true to our promise of providing safe, affordable, and accessible air travel for every Juan,” Gokongwei said.

In the Philippines, Cebu Pacific operates the widest domestic network, which covers 33 destinations. Its 74-strong fleet of air carriers, one of the youngest in the world, includes 2 dedicated ATR freighters.

Meanwhile, its international route is composed of 14 destinations. 

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Image credit: Cebu Pacific