Cebu Pacific asks CAB for additional seat entitlements

Aviation Updates Philippines - Cebu Pacific has asked the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for additional seat entitlements to Thailand and Singapore.

Last February, the Philippines and Singapore signed a new air services agreement. It allows the increase in the number of seats and flights between the two countries.

In a filing with CAB, Cebu Pacific requested the reallocation of 540 unused seat entitlements from PAL Express.

The application of Cebu Pacific is in accordance with the November 2012 Confidential Memorandum of Understanding. This allows the two countries, the Philippines and Thailand, to increase seat entitlements from 5,440 to the present 6,880 seats per week.

"There is demand for air travel that we want to address and further stimulate in these markets. As these entitlements are not being utilized we are requesting a re-allocation so we may be able to explore opportunities to expand travel services between the Philippines and Singapore as well as Thailand," Jorenz Tanada, Cebu Pacific spokesperson said in a text message sent to InterAksyon.