Cebu Pacific recognized for excellence in safety, sustainability


Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has been awarded by two international bodies for its safety record, sustainable operations, and status as one of the world’s best low-cost airlines.

The World Economic Magazine, a US-based publication that highlights industry disruptors in the global financial marketplace, named CEB as the Best Low-Cost Airline Brand and the Most Sustainable Low-Cost Airline in the Philippines for 2023. The low-cost carrier was one of nine Philippine businesses recognized for their excellence and commitment to growth and progress.

In addition, AirlineRatings.com, an airline safety and product rating review website, listed the airline among the top 20 safest low-cost airlines worldwide for 2024. The website evaluates an airline’s safety based on its incident records over the past two years, audit results from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and fleet age, among other factors.

Cebu Pacific CEO Michael Szucs expressed his gratitude for the recognitions, stating, “It is an honor to be considered as one of the top low-cost carriers in the world commended for safety records and effective safety management systems.”

Szucs added that these awards inspire the airline to continue to excel in the industry. The carrier has been recognized for its cost-efficient operations and environmentally friendly initiatives, including operating its first passenger flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Singapore to Manila in September 2022. This milestone made CEB the first low-cost carrier in Southeast Asia and the first Philippine airline to incorporate SAF in its commercial operations.

CEB also received the Asia Environmental Sustainability Airline / Airline Group of the Year award from the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) in 2022 for its leadership in sustainability performance and initiatives in the regional aviation industry.

Looking ahead, the low-cost airline aims to transition to an all-NEO fleet by 2028 and plans to use blended SAF for its entire commercial network by 2030. The airline currently operates flights to 35 domestic and 25 international destinations across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

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