Cebu Pacific receives additional entitlements to UAE from CAB

December 23, 2015 6:29 am 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec 22 (PNA) — Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific on Tuesday said it was granted additional entitlements for international routes from Manila to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from various points in the Philippines to Taipei and Kaohshiung in Taiwan, and from Manila to key destinations in Russia.

Cebu Pacific was granted the right to operate additional seven flights weekly from Manila to the UAE, which would allow the airline to launch flights to any point in the UAE. Currently, it is fully utilizing its entitlements with daily flights between Manila and Dubai.

The airline company’s request for rights to operate direct flights to Taipei from Caticlan, Clark, Davao, Puerto Princesa, and Tagbilaran, as well as direct flights to Kaohshiung from Caticlan and Cebu, was likewise granted.

At present, the airline operates ten times weekly flights between Manila and Taipei, and thrice weekly flights between Cebu and Taipei.

Cebu Pacific was also designated as an official Philippine carrier to Russia, and was granted thrice weekly flights each from Manila to Moscow and Vladivostok.

It also pointed out that CAB approved its request to be designated as an official carrier under the ASEAN Multilateral Agreement on Air Services (MAAS).

As soon as the Philippines completes the ratification of the relevant protocols of the MAAS, CEB will be able to operate unlimited flights between capital cities within the ASEAN region.

Cebu Pacific BVP for Corporate Affairs Atty. JR Mantaring in a statement expressed gratitude to CAB for enabling expansion operations to key international destinations.

“We’ve always maintained that traffic rights are valuable resources that must be rationally allocated to carriers that are willing and able to utilize and operate flights,” Mantaring said.

“We look forward to mounting additional flights to meet the growing travel demand in communities we serve, and opening new routes to stimulate travel in emerging markets,” he added.

CEB offers flights to a network of over 90 routes on 60 destinations, spanning Sydney, Dubai, Doha, Bali, and Tokyo (Narita). On December 17, 2015, the airline launched three new routes: Manila – Fukuoka, Cebu – Taipei, and Davao – Singapore. It is also slated to launch direct flights from Manila to Guam, its first US destination, on March 15, 2016. (PNA)

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