Cebu Pacific said over the weekend it started daily flights between its hub at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga and the Bohol-Panglao International Airport.
The airline said the new route was part of the carrier’s expansion plans in the Clark hub to cater to the catchment areas in Northern and Central Luzon.
The route is expected to stimulate domestic tourism between Visayas, Central Luzon and Northern Luzon; as well as provide support for the growing Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions tourism sub-industry.
“We are excited to commence operation of our newest route in Clark. As we expand our fleet and our route network, we look forward to supporting economic growth in Clark and its surrounding areas as well as in the province of Bohol through tourism and logistics support,” Cebu Pacific director for airport services Dindo Fernando said.
Cebu Pacific started commercial flights out of the Clark airport in 2006. It has served as its North and Central Luzon hub for the past 10 years.
The carrier has increased its frequency out of its Clark hub by 75 percent this year, bringing the total number of flights in and out of Clark to 3,711 by the end of 2018, or equivalent to 620,540 seats.
Cebu Pacific, meanwhile, has been mounting flights to and from Bohol—initially from the Tagbilaran Airport—since 2004.
Over the past 18 years, Cebu Pacific, along with subsidiary Cebgo, has flown close to three million passengers across thousands of flights to and from Manila, Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan) and Davao.
Cebu Pacific has maintained its leadership in the domestic market—having flown over 11.1 million passengers across 37 destinations, 76 routes and over 2,130 weekly flights from January to September 2018.