Chief Executive Adviser Michael Szucs and MIAA General Manager Jose Angel
Honrado lower a time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony of CEB’s new
aircraft parking bay at the NAIA South General Aviation Area on June 14, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Atty. JR Mantaring)
The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) break ground today on a 2.5-hectare aircraft parking bay at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) South General Aviation Area, formerly Flight Operations Briefing Station.
Once groundwork is completed, the parking bay can accommodate approximately four to six Airbus A320-family aircraft, helping ease up movement at other terminal bays in the airport.
Retired Maj. Gen. Jose Angel Honrado, MIAA General Manager, and Engr. Ricardo Medalla, NAIA Terminal 3 Manager, graced the groundbreaking ceremony together with the CEB management committee.
"We are very grateful to the MIAA and relevant government authorities for allowing us to develop and utilize the South General Aviation Area for aircraft parking. This area supplements the space requirement of our growing fleet and will contribute to the optimization of our ground operations," says CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.
CEB's 57-strong fleet is comprised of 7 Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330, and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of two more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
The airline's extensive network covers over 90 routes and 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB's official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.