Cebu Pacific has been designated as an official Philippine carrier to New Zealand, Myanmar and Canada.
The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said the decision was made at its recent board meeting, which also granted Cebu Pacific additional entitlements for five international routes from Manila to Singapore, Myanmar, New Zealand and Macau; and from Cebu to Hong Kong.
The Gokongwei-led budget airline was granted seven flights weekly from Manila to New Zealand and 1,260 entitlements from Manila to Singapore. The additional entitlement also allowed Cebu Pacific to upgrade its current daily Airbus A320 service to an Airbus A330 service.
CAB also granted Cebu Pacific’s opposition to the extension of the code share agreement between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Emirates on the Manila-Dubai route, which is set to expire in October this year.