LONDON – Cebu Pacific the Philippines’ low-cost airline, has formally incorporates use of self-bag drop counters in its domestic operations, becoming the first local carrier to use the new technology in Clark International Airport.
“We are happy and proud to finally use self-bag drop counters here in the Philippines, in line with our goal to make flying safe and easy for everyJuan. We believe this state-of-the-art contactless solution will make our services move faster and more efficiently in Clark,” said Lei Apostol, Vice President for Customer Service Operations at Cebu Pacific.
Mr. Noel Manankil, Chief Executive Officer of the Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp (LIPAD), the consortium that operates and manages the Clark International Airport said of the new self-service facility:
“This self-bag drop facility is one of the key features of Clark International Airport’s new terminal. We are happy that Cebu Pacific has now fully integrated the use of this contactless feature, bringing to fruition our promise of a seamless and hassle-free passenger journey here at CRK.”
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CEB currently flies 6x weekly between Clark and Cebu. It intends to operate once daily by December 2022.
Pre-pandemic, CEB was serving direct flights from Clark to six (6) other domestic destinations apart from Cebu, namely Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay, Davao, Iloilo, and Puerto Princesa. It also flew to five (5) international destinations then, namely Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Macau, Singapore, and Tokyo (Narita).
“This enhancement is also our way of ensuring that we are ready to cater to the anticipated influx of passengers from Clark,” added Apostol.
Increased routes services
Up until October 31, Cebu Pacific has offered flights to top international destinations for as low as PHP 999 one-way base fare. The travel period for discounted flights is from October 17, 2022 until March 31, 2023.
“We are excited to welcome more travelers on board our international flights. We continue to see an increased interest in leisure travel abroad, especially during the holiday season. We want them to fly once more through our guaranteed low fares,” said Carmina Romero, CEB Corporate Communications Director.
The airline has increased its flights to some destinations effective end-of-October. This includes top destinations such as Brunei; Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia; Bangkok in Thailand; Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam; Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; and Singapore.
The low-cost carrier will also resume its Davao to Singapore flights on October 30; as well as its flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu on October 31.
Cebu Pacific currently flies direct to 19 international destinations which also includes Fukuoka, Narita, Nagoya, and Osaka in Japan; Seoul in South Korea; Sydney in Australia; and Dubai.