Posted on: 26 November 2015 by Mark Howells
From 15 March, 2016, Cebu Pacific Air will launch a four times weekly service between Manila and Guam, with the latter becoming the carrier’s first US destination.
Cebu Pacific will be the only low-fare airline flying directly between the two destinations, with recent data showing the route is underserved compared to other destinations with smaller Filipino populations (the Filipino community makes up 26% of the Guam’s population). There are approximately 5,900 weekly seats currently available between Manila and Guam, with Cebu Pacific’s entry into the market due to add 1,440 seats to this pool.
“Having Guam in our network sets us off on another expansion path across the Pacific. With the launch of Guam, we offer fares that are up to 83% lower than other airlines. Fares this low can only mean more tourists to both countries, more Filipinos visiting home, and more opportunities for everyone,” remarked Cebu Pacific’s president and CEO, Lance Gokongwei.
The carrier’s Manila–Guam route will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday using Airbus A320 aircraft. Departing Manila at 03:45, the flights will arrive in Guam at 10:15, before the return leg takes off from Guam at 12:30 and lands in Manila at 14:55. From Manila, passengers can connect onwards to Cebu Pacific’s network in the Philippines.