Cebu Pacific (CEB) has restored 92 per cent of its pre-Covid system-wide capacity following the continuous increase of its domestic and international routes.
The airline now flies an average of 355 flights a day, covering 34 domestic and 19 international destinations. This is equivalent to about 64,000 seats offered in a day.
To date, CEB has fully restored its pre-pandemic domestic capacity, surpassing the airline’s December 2019 level.
CEB flew 13.3 million passengers from January to November 2022, up 493 per cent from the same period in 2021, as people rushed back to travel following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.
Xander Lao, chief commercial officer, Cebu Pacific said: “We’ve basically grown, in fact, much more than what we were doing pre-Covid in the domestic level. We are seeing green shoots of recovery.”
For December, CEB widened its international footprint as it added more flights to Brunei, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei, and Hong Kong. From December 1, its Cebu hub was also boosted with additional flights.
As part of the airline’s sustainability efforts, aircraft deliveries will use blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), with the aim of transitioning to an all-NEO fleet by 2028 and incorporate the use of SAF for its entire commercial network by 2030.