Cebu Pacific Air: Why Everyone Flies

Cebu Pacific Air is one of the low-cost carriers in the Philippines publicly listed in the PSE by its operator Cebu Air, Inc. It offers scheduled flights to both domestic and international destinations.

Cebu Pacific Air is part of JG Summit Holdings and is currently headed by Lance Gokongwei, son and presumptive heir of John Gokongwei, the chairman emeritus of JG Summit Holdings.

RP-C3267, an Airbus A320-214 operated by Cebu Pacific Air

RP-C3267, an Airbus A320-214 operated by Cebu Pacific Air


Cebu Pacific Air was established on August 26, 1988, and entered the market on March 8, 1996. Under Republic Act No. 7151, which was approved on August 30, 1991 Cebu Air, Inc. was granted operating franchise. Domestic services commenced following market deregulation by the Philippine government.

Cebu Pacific Air was subsequently acquired by JG Summit Holdings.


Cebu Pacific Air’s main hub is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Its other hubs are Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Clark International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Iloilo International Airport, and Kalibo International Airport.


Cebu Pacific Air currently has the most extensive route network in the Philippines. As of September 2013, it flies to 56 destinations. 34 domestic and 22 international in 15 countries across Asia.


As of September 2013, Cebu Pacific Air currently operates a fleet of 47 aircraft. 39 Airbus (10 A319, 27 A320, and 2 A330), and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. With an average age of 4.1 years, Cebu Pacific Air has one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world.


Why everyone flies.

Passenger Statistics

Year Passengers carried Growth
2006 3,456,000
2007 5,490,267 Increase 58.8%
2008 6,750,000 Increase 23.0%
2009 8,760,000 Increase 29.7%
2010 10,460,000 Increase 19.4%
2011 11,940,000 Increase 14.1%
2012 13,260,000 Increase 11.0%

Cebu Pacific Air has since then flown 70 million passengers and counting.

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