Cebu Pacific expands check-in options for ATR flights

Cebu Pacific Air has added to its self check-in services so that passengers on ATR or turboprop aircraft flights can now check-in using the airline’s self check-in kiosks at 20 Philippine airports.

Flights using ATR or other turboprops include those bound for Caticlan (Boracay), Naga, Busuanga (Coron), Siargao and Camiguin, among others.

The self check-in service was previously made available only for passengers on Airbus or jet aircraft flights within and from the Philippines.

“We are pleased to satisfy the needs of even more travellers, especially since the ATR turboprop is often used for inter-island flights. Foreign and local leisure tourists can take advantage of this check-in option, free of charge, so they can breeze through the check-in process and start their vacation sooner,” remarked the carrier’s VP for marketing and distribution, Candice Iyog.

The new service is available from four hours to one hour before the flight. Once checked-in, domestic passengers with no check-in bags may proceed to the boarding gate at least 30 minutes before the flight, while those with check-in bags should proceed to the bag drop counter at least 45 minutes before the flight.

Those travelling on ATR or other turboprop aircraft flights are required to proceed to the body weighing counter first, before receiving their boarding pass or dropping their bags, to comply with weight and balance limitations in select airports.

"16% of Cebu Pacific passengers used self check-in kiosks in December, speeding up the check-in process for guests during peak travel period. We look forward to rolling out more enhancements in the system for more travel options, and to serve even more guests,” Iyog added.

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