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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cebu Pacific Airline maintains no. 1 airline status

Cebu Pacific has maintained its status as the country's largest
airline having transported more than 4 million passengers in first
half of 2010.

Data from Philippines' Civil Aeronautics Board showed that the
airlines, owned by Chinese-Filipino tycoon Gokongwei, flew a total of
4,088,493 domestic passengers or a growth of 13 percent year-on- year.
This is also 1.2 million more than that of flag carrier Philippine
Airlines (PAL).

The airline first ousted PAL as Philippines' largest airline last year
when it captured half of the domestic market's share. This year, it
was able to secure 48.75 percent, the aeronautics board said.

"We aim to fly 10 million passengers in 2010, and we are happy to see
that we remain on track," the company said in a statement.

Cebu Pacific operates the youngest aircraft fleet in the Philippines
with 21 Airbus and 8 ATR 72-500. It has flown over 45 million
passengers since its inception in 1996.

Aside from its domestic destinations, the company also flies to
Brunei, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Jakarta,
Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Taipei, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok,
Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur. The airline's Beijing service will be
launched on September 5.

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