A welcome ceremony awaits Cebu Pacific as the Philippine-based budget airline makes its inaugural scheduled service to Guam Tuesday.
Guam is Cebu Pacific's first destination in the United States, according to the airline.
The A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport Authority and Guam Visitors Bureau are coordinating the welcome events for Cebu Pacific, including the ceremonial water salute using water sprayed from an airport firetruck.
Cebu Pacific will offer four times weekly flights between Guam and Manila, according to the airport agency. There are now three airlines flying direct between Manila and Guam, a market also served by Philippine Airlines and United Airlines.
For budget travelers, the airline offers reduced fares if they choose to fly without checked-in bags.
There's also a reduced fare option for travelers who have checked-in bags but don't need an in-flight meal.
Cebu Pacific marked 20 years of flying on March 8 and has flown about 120 million travelers within the Philippines and to and from several international destinations, according to the company in a statement.
The company emphasizes its budget fares to make flying affordable to, according to its slogan, "everyJuan."
In addition to its extensive domestic network, Cebu Pacific also flies to Bangkok, Bali, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Doha, Dubai, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, South Korea, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Macau, Nagoya, Osaka, Phuket, Riyadh, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Xiamen, according to the airline.
Cebu Pacific stated it has 57 aircraft, including eight Airbus A319, 35 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft.
Between 2016 and 2021, Cebu Pacific expects delivery of additional aircraft orders, including three brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Source: Daily news