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Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific seeks entitlements to Hong Kong and Bali

The operator of Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is angling for entitlements to Hong Kong and Bali, Indonesia.

Cebu Air Inc. filed an application with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for the provision and re-allocation of entitlements on the Manila to Hong Kong route.

The entitlements being asked for are under a confidential Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippines and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region back in 2014.

Cebu Air Inc. has also filed an application with the CAB to obtain more entitlements to fly to Bali’s capital of Denpasar. Cebu Air is pursuing extra entitlements to Bali under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Multilateral Agreement on the Full Liberalization of Passenger Air Services (Asean-MAFLPAS).

The Asean-MAFLPAS take away third, fourth and fifth freedom restrictions among Asean cities except capital cities. At the moment, Cebu Pacific has flights to 25 international and 37 domestic destinations.

Cebu Pacific is using a fleet of aircrafts which includes an Airbus A319, 35 Airbus A320s and eight Airbus A330s for its flights.  Cebu Pacific’s subsidiary Cebgo has a fleet comprised of eight ATR 72-500s and seven ATR 72-600s.

From this year until 2022, the group is expecting the arrival of seven more brand-new Airbus A321ceos and 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

The group recently selected Laguindingan Airport, which services Cagayan de Oro City and neighboring areas Iligan City, Marawi City, and Bukidnon province, as its seventh hub as part of its bid to bolster its domestic network.

The group’s other hubs are located in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Kalibo and Iloilo.

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