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Cebu Pacific celebrates 100 millionth passenger

Aviation Updates Philippines - Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines' leading budget carrier, celebrated its 100 millionth passengers on-board its Cebu-Manila flight on January 8, 2015. The 100 millionth passenger, Yelen Bontuyan, was given P100,000 and 100 free flights to any of Cebu Pacific's international and domestic destinations.

"Yelen, with some of our teammates and the flight deck crew."

"With this special seat sale, guests can take advantage of the lowest fares we've offered to our destinations, especially after the removal of fuel surcharges on all our flights," Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution, Candice Iyog said

"All passengers on Yelen's flight got free flights as well."

All passengers flying with Yelen was given 1 free round trip flight going to the domestic destination of their choice. Upon her arrival in Manila, a warm reception greeted Yelen as she was part of Cebu Pacific's milestone. Yelen could not forget this experience with Cebu Pacific.

“I’ve been going back and forth to Cebu, where many of my relatives are based, since I was very young. For the past 16 years, I fly Cebu Pacific because their airfare is much more affordable than other airlines. With my ticket prize, I really want to visit more places in the Philippines, and visit my relatives more often,” Yelen said. “Being the 100 millionth passenger is my most memorable travel experience. This is really a blessing for me. It’s a great way to start the year,” she added.

Since the airline was founded in 1996, Cebu Pacific plans to fly passengers to their destination of choice with a very low air fare. "We started operations in 1996, at a time when air travel was expensive. It will always be a privilege for us to link islands and countries together, and contribute to nation-building," Iyog said.

Cebu Pacific Air, named by the Centre for Aviation as the 'Best Low-Cost Carrier in Asia-Pacific', currently is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.​ The airline's fleet of 53 aircraft, compromises of 30 Airbus A320, 10 Airbus A319, 5 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. As described by its website, Cebu Pacific operates the youngest fleet in the Asian region.

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