ROUTES 2010: Cebu Pacific planning service to Hainan

Cebu Pacific Air has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Government of the Chinese province of Hainan to develop a route from Manila to Haikou via Macau.

Negotiations will now proceed to ensure rights for the airline to be able to pick up passengers in Macau. Alexander Lao, Cebu’s director of revenue management and pricing, noted that although the airline is already in a position to support the route operationally with aircraft available to fly services, the commercial viability of the route is dependent on that ability to take on travellers at Macau.

The Hainan Government has offered support to those bringing new international routes to the island since 2005, explained Qu Jian Min, director of the international flight affairs office within the Hainan Government.

Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/
Vancouver, Canada

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