CEB upgrades Tacloban, Dumaguete, Butuan flights with bigger planes

Published August 6, 2022, 10:04 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Cebu Pacific (CEB) upgraded its flights to Tacloban, Dumaguete and Butuan with bigger A320NEO aircraft to satisfy higher demand due to relaxed restrictions and pent-up demand for travel.

The A320NEO – an environmentally friendly aircraft with less fuel emission and reduced noise, features 188 seats equipped with USB ports that allow passengers to charge their mobile devices inflight.

CEB currently flies up to six times daily between Manila and Tacloban. For the Cebu-Tacloban route, CEB flies twice daily every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and three times daily every Monday and Friday.

CEB has also started using the A320NEO aircraft for Dumaguete and Butuan.

At present, CEB flies four times daily between Manila and Dumaguete. The airline flies daily between Cebu and Dumaguete every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, and twice daily every Monday, Thursday and Friday.


CEB flies six times daily between Manila and Butuan.

For the Cebu-Butuan route, CEB operates twice daily every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and three times daily every Wednesday and Sunday.

“We recently added more seats using our new A320neo as we see increasing demand. This upgrade will accommodate more passengers and carry more cargo,” Xander Lao, CEB Chief Commercial Officer, stated Saturday, August 6.

“We are the airline that serves these three destinations the most, which encourages trade and tourism in the Visayas and Mindanao.”

CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 34 destinations, on top of its 18 international destinations.

Its 78-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two dedicated ATR freighters. It aims to have an all-NEO, environmentally efficient fleet by 2027.