Cebu Pacific announces terminal changes effective August 15
MANILA, Philippines – Cebu Pacific’s flights using turboprop aircraft will be moved to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 4, while its latest brand Cebgo (formerly known as Tiger Airways Philippines) will move to NAIA terminal 3 starting August 15.
The changes were announced on Friday, June 19, to comply with the Manila International Airport Authority’s (MIAA) directive to airlines to maximize runway space at the congested NAIA.
“This is in line with the MIAA advisory, dated May 28, 2015, [and] Cebu Pacific fully supports this government effort to improve air traffic conditions in Manila,” the airline said in a statement released Friday.
The following Cebgo (DG) flights from Manila using Airbus aircrafts will be transferred to NAIA terminal 3:
- Cagayan de Oro
- General Santos
- Puerto Princesa
The following flights utilizing ATR aircraft will also operate from NAIA terminal 4:
All Cebu Pacific (5J) flights between Manila and:
- Busuanga (Coron)
- Caticlan (Boracay)
Select Cebu Pacific (5J) flights:
- 5J 337/338 Manila-Kalibo-Manila
- 5J 345/346 Manila-Kalibo-Manila
- 5J 557/556 Manila-Cebu-Manila (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
- 5J 557 Manila-Cebu (August 24 only)
- 5J 556 Cebu-Manila (September 10 only)
- 5J 579 Manila-Cebu (October 3 only)
“The Cebu Pacific group advises its passengers of the following terminal changes for those departing from and arriving in Manila. Flight times remain the same,” the airline added.
Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flew 5.97 million passengers in the first 4 months of 2015 or 11.1% higher from 5.37 million in the same period last year.
The number of flights of the Gokongwei-led airlines increased 12.4% to 44,395 from 39,489, as the number of aircraft increased to 55 from 54. The capacity of the low cost carrier jumped 15.7% to 7.37 million from 6.37 million.
Cebu Pacific president Lance Gokongwei earlier said the airlines are expected to carry 18 million passengers this year from 16.9 million passengers in 2014. The optimism is being buoyed by low fares combined with more domestic routes, as well as the addition of more long-haul destinations this year.
On June 16, Cebu Pacific earlier entered into an agreement with Toulouse-based turboprop aircraft maker ATR for the acquisition of 16 ATR72-600 aircrafts, as well as an option to purchase 10 more worth $673 million to meet the growing demand for inter-island services in the Philippines. (READ: Cebu Pacific orders 16 planes worth $673M) – Rappler.com