Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) carried a total of 14.4 million passengers in 2013, an increase of 8.3% compared to 2012.
The growth was driven by CEB’s international routes, which saw a 10.7% jump in traffic to 3.3m passengers. The Philippine low-cost carrier said it experienced “notable growth” on routes to and from Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei, China and Thailand.
Domestic traffic climbed 7.6% to 11.0m, and on average, CEB’s flights were 82% full in 2013.
“We look forward to serving even more travellers as we expand our network and fleet. CEB remains focused on offering the lowest fares and the best travel options possible for all our passengers,” said Jorenz Tanada, CEB’s vice president of corporate affairs.
CEB continued its expansion in the opening weeks of 2014, with a deal to buy a stake in Tigerair Philippines, and the announcement of new flights to two destinations in Japan: Tokyo and Nagoya.
And the airline will also add more capacity on its Manila-Cebu and Manila-Davao route next moth, with the deployment of its new Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The 436-seat aircraft will fly daily to Cebu and twice daily to Davao from 25 February to 8 June 2014.