MANILA: Cebu Pacific,is a Philippine low-cost airline has set a target of flying 22 million passengers in 2018, aligned with the increase in domestic and international inbound tourists. The target is 12 per cent over the actual number of passengers flown in 2017.
Last year, Cebu Pacific flew 19.7 million passengers, up 3% year-on-year. Growth in domestic travel was relatively flat year-on-year. However, the number of international passengers expanded almost 8 per cent, with strong performance in key markets like Sydney, Dubai, Hong Kong, Narita, Taipei and Incheon.
“Despite the challenges posed by higher prices of petroleum products, the weakening of the Peso versus the US Dollar, security concerns and travel advisories, we have remained relatively resilient. To reach our goal of flying 22 million passengers this year, we remain committed to offering a compelling route network where we can meet rising demand and sustain our year-round low fare proposition,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, Vice President, Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.
“We are also committed to transforming the customer experience and enhancing safety through continuous investments in technology and facilities as well as process improvements.”