Founded in 1988, Cebu Pacific is Asia’s oldest low-cost airline. It is a Philippine budget airline based in Pasay City in Manila. Cebu Pacific is wholly owned by JG Summit Holdings. It operates out of its main hub in Manila International Airport (MNL) and it has six secondary aviation bases across the Philippines. It offers scheduled flights to 37 domestic destinations and 27 international destinations in 15 countries. Cebu Pacific is the Philippines’ largest airline in terms of the number of passengers carried. For example, in the first quarter of 2010, it transferred 2,45 million. Cebu Pacific has a fleet of 67 modern aircraft.
Cebu Pacific signed a codeshare agreement with Garuda Indonesia through Jakarta to Manila. Also, as Cebu Pacific is a founding member in Value Alliance, which consists of eight Asia Pacific low-cost airlines, the alliance enables Cebu Pacific to increase its destinations.
Cebu Pacific offers fantastic tailored flight services to meet individual travelers’ needs. It offers all economy class cabin and in-flight and on-ground varies depending on the bundle chosen Fly Only, Fly + Baggage, Fly+ Baggage + Meals.
Cebu Pacific offers three main bundles and baggage allowance depends on the flight package you select whether Fly Only, Fly + Baggage, or Fly+ Baggage + Meals. Accordingly, the allowed hand luggage is 7kgs and the allowed check-in baggage is 20kgs. In addition to the check-in and carry-on luggage, travelers are allowed to carry one small briefcase or a laptop bag to the passenger cabin. In the case of excess baggage is required, the passenger can pay for extra baggage.
As a low-cost airline, Cebu Pacific customizes in-flight services according to the travelers’ needs. Therefore, it offers different bundles with services in return for extra-charges. The passengers have the options to pre-order meals during the booking process or before the scheduled departure time.
Cebu Pacific offers easy and comfortable online booking. The passengers can book their tickets through Cebu Pacific’s app available for iOS and Android. The passengers can also check-in online and print their boarding pass 7 or 4 days prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight. For domestic flights, the passengers can check-in 1 hour prior to the flight departure time. Further, self-service check-in is available before 8 hours before the flight departure time. Goodbye for standing in long lines at the airport!
Cebu Pacific was founded as a low-cost carrier.
Cebu Pacific was acquired by JG Summit Holdings.
Cebu Pacific commenced operations in March the same year.
Cebu Pacific was granted the right to operate international flights to the region, so in December it launched international flights to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Guam.
Cebu Pacific launched direct flights from Cebu to Singapore becoming the only Philippine airlines to serve Cebu-Singapore-Cebu route. Similarly, it launched direct flights from Cebu to Hong Kong becoming the only Philippine carrier to serve a Cebu-Hong Kong-Cebu route at this period.
Cebus Pacific continued to grow in terms of fleet size and the number of destinations. In the same year, Cebus Pacific ordered 14 brand new ATR 72-500 aircraft and it announced Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO) as its fourth operational site.
Cebu Pacific took delivery to its first Airbus A320 aircraft. In the same year, Cebu Pacific was named the world's’ first airline in terms of growth. It was also ranked Asia’s fifth budget airline and the 23 in the world in terms of passenger carried.
Cebu Pacific became a founding member of the world’s second-largest budget airlines alliance, Value Alliance.