CEBU Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, is the first local carrier to land at the newly built Clark International Airport (CIA) Terminal 2, Monday, May 2, 2022, with passengers on Flight 5J 156 from Cebu as the first CEB fliers to use the new passenger terminal.
Flight 5J 156 took off from Mactan Cebu International Airport at 5:00 a.m. and landed at Clark International Airport at 6:33 a.m.
A water cannon salute greeted the CEB aircraft upon arrival.
“We are happy to be the first domestic flight to operate in the newly opened terminal, another first for us since we conducted a simulation flight for the Clark-Cebu route in December 2021. The new terminal will further enhance customer journeys with its state-of-the-art contactless solutions, aligned with CEB’s mission to provide safe and convenient travel for all,” said Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Cebu Pacific.
CEB started operating the Clark-Cebu route in 2006.
Pre-pandemic, CEB was serving direct flights from Clark to six other domestic destinations apart from Cebu, namely Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay, Davao, Iloilo, and Puerto Princesa.
It also flew to four international destinations, namely Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Tokyo (Narita).
At present, CEB flies daily between Clark and Cebu.
“As more borders open and leisure travel becomes available, we look forward to ramping up our network in this key hub to address the anticipated demand,” added Shau.
CEB continues to offer its guaranteed low fares to stimulate travel across its widest domestic network.
It continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety while it operates with a 100% fully vaccinated crew, 90% of whom have been boosted – all to ensure its every Juan flies safely and conveniently on Cebu Pacific.