Cebu Pacific awards 70 millionth passenger

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MANILA, Philippines—The country’s largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific, flew its 70 millionth passenger on Thursday.

Cebu Pacific vice president for airport services Antonio Jose Rodriguez, and Candy Iyog, vice president for marketing and distribution, awarded Rubia Jallaludin, 21, a Tawi-tawi resident who took a Manila-Zamboanga flight, with free tickets for 70 domestic flights during a ceremony held around 2:30 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 check-in area.

“Last January 2011, President Aquino awarded Cebu Pacific’s 50 millionth passenger, an Austrian named Harald Toifl. In less than two years, Cebu Pacific flew 20 million passengers more. This definitely shows how Cebu Pacific’s trademark lowest fares have revolutionized air travel, giving every Juan the chance to fly for the first time or more often,” Iyog said.

Iyog recognized Terminal 3’s contribution to Cebu Pacific’s expansion, being the only airport terminal that, according to her, can accommodate the airline’s growth. The airline bases majority of its operations in Manila, with additional hubs in Cebu, Clark, Iloilo, Kalibo and Davao.

“We will end the year with the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines, and we expect delivery of seven Airbus A320 and two A330 aircraft next year. This is part of the incremental delivery of over 50 aircraft until 2021. It is truly an exciting time for Cebu Pacific, and we look forward to when we fly our 100 millionth guest,” she added.

Attending the event were Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines director-general William Hotchkiss III, Civil Aeronautics Board deputy executive director Porvenir Porciuncula and Manila International Airport Authority Terminal 3 Manager Octavio Lina.

To celebrate Cebu Pacific’s 70 millionth passenger milestone, the airline announced it was offering a 75-percent-off seat sale to any of its 32 domestic and 19 international destinations. The seat sale is from November 15 to 17, 2012, or until seats last, for travel from January 1 to March 31, 2013.

International destinations on sale at 75-percent off are: Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.

For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

The airline currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 22 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 40 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific said it would take delivery of 19 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

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  • Nagagalitna

    Ako mahirap lng eh at hindi hepokreto…kahit anong airline na available basta mura sasakay ako kasi yon lng kaya ko eh.

    Speaking of Cebu agree ako na minsan delay pero kung lagi kayo nag byahe sa ibat ibnag bansa hindi lng po Cebu ang nadedelay pati Singapore Airline inlang beses na dina ako naka experience ng delay.
    About safety…sa lahat ng budget airline na bumabyahe sa papunta ng Pinas if I have a chance I still go sa Cebu Pacific kasi bago pa ang eroplano nila plus yong timing ng flight nila napaka convenient sa aki sa evry month nauwi ako ng Pinas kahit 4 days lng to see my family…minsan doon na din yong nabibitin ka kasi delay nga pero wala akong choice eh mahirap lang ako.

    Doon sa mga kunwari di nasakay ng budget airline…ummmm may lahing kastila pa kayo…hahaha

  • sievert81

    congrats cebu pacific

  • Protect_Cheap_Dog

    The CAAP under the leadership of Hotchkiss must observe some sense of propriety (delicadeza)!  The name of CAAP should not be used in any CARRIERS’ Marketing Propaganda!  

    This is the reason why the Philippines was downgraded to Category 2 Status by the International Civil Aviation Organization because of a “Serious Safety Concern”.  According to their report CAAP inspectors received favors from the Airlines that they are monitoring which is obviously a conflict of interest!

    There’s only one solution for the Philippines to be upgraded to Category 1 and that is to abolish our own Civil Aviation Authority!   Let the International Civil Aviation Organization do the inspections of all our Airlines for the safety of all the passengers using our carriers!

    CAAP’s rampant corruption is also the main cause why former DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo plunged to his untimely death.  CAAP’s inspector connived with the flying school to certify the airworthiness of one of their planes which is a clear indication of CORRUPTION!

  • generalproblem

    actually itong cebu pacific ang pina mahal sa lahat ng budget airlines. kung galing kayong hong kong or singapore try nyo ang air asia o kaya tiger airways sa clark nga lang kayo baba mas mura ng di hamak sa cebu pacific. binabawi ngcebu pacific sa kung ano anong charges na pati upuan eh babayaran mo an din hehehe. diko alam kung para saan yung binayaran mong ticket at bakit dipa kasama ang upuan.

  • ako_to

    hahaha..daming ipokrito at di pa nakakasay sa eroplano. Mag-eroplano muna kayo bago comment ng comment ng nega tungkol sa CB. Pustahahn tayo the moment maglakad kayo sa tarmac picture dito picture doon, sabay post sa FB ang porma nyo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EK26UFQEC5KHVMK5N6KXIDVD2I yahoo-EK26UFQEC5KHVMK5N6KXIDVD2I

    Pasalamat pa rin ako sa Cebu Pac. Sila ang nagpasimuno ng mga piso fares.  Kundi dahil sa kanila hindi ako makakasakay ng eroplano dahil malamang mahal pa rin ang pamasahe sa PAL.  Dahil sa CebuPac, nagboom ang tourism sa bansa, maraming pinoy ang pumapasyal sa Bohol Boracay Palawan Davao. Noong araw ang nakakasakay lang ng eroplano ay mayayaman, mga manager ng malalaking kumpanya, mga businessman, empleyado ng top1000 corporation.  Ngayon, kahit pangkarniwang tao nakakasakay ng eroplano tulad ng mga katulong, tindera, tricycle drivers. Dati nilalait ng mga taga-Maynila ang mga bisaya pero dahil sa piso fare ang mga taga-maynila ang dumadayo ng visayas para makita ang nature wonder sa Bohol, Camiguin, Siquijor at iba pang magagandang tanawin sa visayas.  Dati yung mga taga-probinsya na dito na sa manila nagwowork, bibihirang umuwi ng probinsya pero dahil sa piso fare, at least once a year nakakauwi sila sa sinilangang bayan dahil sa pautot ng cebupac.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/hbRkpPw1oYTBJamz.EH7acMZBBVoIlWXriA-#e4348 Felix

    marami din naguguyo sa promo promohan nila ah. sana alisin na lang promo promohan na yan at nakakasama lang ng damdamin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4GAGU3D2OUBWCKFB3WUWTALDXU Brahman

    wow, 70 million na pala ang nagdusa sa mga delayed or cancelled nilang flights.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4QL52SEHHBS3Q3GQHRMU2CKQVU Garth Dax

      sinabi mo pah fren hahahaha

  • ryepim

    I won’t be riding this Cheap Service Airline…

    • generalproblem

      ok lets see..

      • ryepim

        I’ve been riding PAL for almost 7 years now. No regrets…

  • im_earth

    ako ang pang 69,999,999! sayang naman!

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