Just Go with the Philippine's Low-Cost Airline: Cebu Pacific
Founded in 1988, Cebu Pacific quickly established itself as a front-runner in no-frills, low-cost aviation in the Philippines. Although the airline originally began as a provider of domestic flights, by the turn of the millennium, Cebu Pacific had branched out into international travel and become a serious contender to heavyweight operators in the area.
From the early 2000s, the airline truly came into its own, significantly boosting its operators and sealing its reputation as a favourite provider of flights to natives of the Philippines. After being granted the right to operate international flights, the airline began flights to destinations including Hong Kong and Seoul. In subsequent years, the airline would expand its route roster to include further destinations like Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok. An enhanced appetite for no-frills, low-cost flights lead to passenger numbers rising considerably, with Cebu Pacific carrying more passengers in the first quarter of 2010 than the flag carrier airline of the Philippines.
Today, Cebu Pacific continues to grow in popularity and passenger numbers. With a fleet size of 47 and an impressive list of 66 destinations, the airline is a gateway to international travel. Since launching its first flights in the 1990s, the airline has now carried more than 100 million passengers with millions more in sight.
Flying with Cebu Pacific
Cebu Pacific offers a range of convenient fare options for passengers. All-in Fares are a signature of the airline, offering transparent pricing and straightforward booking that streamlines travel arrangements and does away with hidden fees. Fare Bundles are another trademark, breaking down ticket types into three clear groups. Passengers can choose to simply cover their airfare, opt for airfare and baggage allowance or go all-in with an airfare, baggage allowance and on-board meal booking. Regardless of which option you're looking to book, it's worth bearing in mind that pricing reflects demand. Due to its increasing popularity, the best priced fares sell out quickly. To get the best possible savings, book your tickets ahead of time and consider departure times outside of the norm. Very early mornings and late evenings are an ideal time to search for big discounts.
Check-in: Online check-in opens 24 hours before flights are scheduled to depart, with online check-in services closing again 2 hours before departure times. If you're looking to save time and hassle at the airport, use the online check-in facility and print your boarding pass off ahead of time to cut through the lines at the check-in desks. Drop-off desks mean you can leave your checked baggage, head through security and then wait to board with minimal fuss.
- 1 carry-on bag with a maximum size of 56 x 23 x 36 cm (L x W x H).
- No additional items or baggage are allowed into the cabin, with a few exceptions.
- The Standard weight of a checked bag is 20 kg.
- For more information on Cebu Pacific baggage rules.