Cebu Pacific to increase Clark Airport flights by 75 per cent this year

Cebu Pacific
Cebu Pacific has announced a whole raft of new and expanded flight services out of Clark International Airport

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has announced that it will boost its flight frequencies to and from Clark Airport by 75 per cent this year.

As we have previously reported, the airline is preparing to launch extra daily flights between Clark and Cebu starting on October 28.

As well as this, the central Luzon airport will see two entirely new routes — connecting it to Davao in the south and Tagbilaran in Bohol. These routes will be launched on November 9.

On the international front, the budget airline has said it will also increase the number of flights between Clark and Macau from eight times weekly to 14 per week. Every day, a flight will depart Clark at 9.25pm, and return from Macau less than three hours later at 12.15am. 

In a statement issued today (Wednesday, September 5) the airline said: “The new routes and additional frequencies will bring the total number of Cebu Pacific flights in and out of Clark to 3,711 by the end of 2018, representing 620,540 seats.”

Direct flights from Clark to Singapore and Hong Kong are also set to be launched on October 28, while direct flights to Caticlan will resume on the same day.

“We are committed to being a partner in the over-all economic development of the Clark area through the expansion of our route network,” J R Mantaring, vice president for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific, said.

Cebu Pacific has been operating flights at Clark International Airport since 2006. 

Transport chiefs have long envisaged a huge expansion of Clark into a major international hub. These plans include the building of a high speed rail link from the airport to Manila. Once completed in 2021, it will have 10 stations and is expected to serve an estimated 340,000 passengers daily.

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