Cebu Pac delays Manila-Hawaii flight plan until further notice
Gokongwei-led budget carrier Cebu Pacific has deferred the start of flight operations to Honolulu, Haawaii as it focuses its efforts on further growing its domestic and regional network.
“We have no immediate plans to fly to the US mainland at this point. We’d rather focus our resources on meeting the demand for regional and domestic flights,” said Lance Y. Gokongwei, president and CEO of Cebu Air Inc.
Cebu Pacific earlier said the airline was considering flying to Honolulu next year in time for the delivery of its new aircraft .
“If you want to do a direct flight, it requires new aircraft to do US mainland. Hawaii, we could probably do with our existing Airbus 330 but we have no current plans to do so,” Gokongwei said, taking into account the requirements of the market.
The airline has a fleet of 59 aircraft, comprised of one Airbus A319, 35 Airbus A320, eight Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and seven ATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2017 and 2022, It expects delivery of seven Airbus A321ceo, 32 Airbus A321neo, and nine ATR 72-600 aircraft.
its route network covers more than 100 routes across 37 domestic and 25 international destinations.