Cebu Pacific eyes more seats for Hong Kong, Taiwan flights

Posted at 08/20/2014 9:22 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific is seeking more seat entitlements for its flights to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The budget airline has filed an application before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements of 1,260 weekly seats on its Clark to Hong Kong route and vice versa from unused seat entitlements previously allocated to other airlines.

The airline is likewise seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements of 1,237 seats for its Manila to Taipei route from seats unutilized by Philippine Airlines (PAL).

Cebu Pacific has daily services to Hong Kong via Clark and to Taipei via Manila.

The airline wants to buy more aircraft as it plans to mount long-haul flights to Guam and Hawaii following the upgrade of the country’s aviation safety rating back to Category 1 last April.

Cebu Pacific is also set to launch direct flights to Kuwait and Sydney by September.

Cebu Pacific’s net income jumped by 125 percent to P3.18 billion in the first half of the year from P1.41 billion in the same period last year on the back of higher revenues.