Cebu Pacific Becomes First Local Carrier to Arrive at Clark International Airport’s New Terminal 2
Cebu Pacific became the first local carrier to land at the newly built Terminal 2 at Clark International Airport on Monday, May 2, 2022. CEB flight 5J 156 departed Mactan Cebu International Airport at 05:00 and landed in Clark at 06:33.
On Monday (May 2, 2022), Cebu Pacific (CEB) celebrated the arrival of their first flights at Clark International Airport’s new Terminal 2, becoming the first local carrier to use the new terminal. CEB flight 5J 156 departed Mactan Cebu International Airport at 05:00 on Monday and arrived in Clark at 06:30. Upon arrival, the flight was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute from the airport’s ARFF team. Cebu Pacific launched the Cebu-Clark route in 2006, and before the pandemic the airline offered direct domestic service from Clark to Cebu, Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay, Davao, Iloilo and Puerto Princesa, as well as internationally to Hing Kong, Macao, Singapore, and Tokyo-Narita. Currently, the airline offers daily service between Clark and Cebu.
In Monday’s announcement, Cebu Pacific’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Michael Ivan Shau, said,
“We are happy to be the first domestic flight to operate in the newly opened terminal, another first for us since we conducted a simulation flight for the Clark-Cebu route in December 2021. The new terminal will further enhance customer journeys with its state-of-the-art contactless solutions, aligned with CEB’s mission to provide safe and convenient travel for all. As more borders open and leisure travel becomes available, we look forward to ramping up our network in this key hub to address the anticipated demand.”
Cebu Pacific (CEB) currently operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines with 34 destinations, along with 17 international destinations. The carrier has received a 7/7 star rating from airlineratings.com for their multi-layered COVID-19 health and safety protocols. All Cebu Pacific crewmembers have been vaccinated, and are required to undergo regular antigen testing. CEB operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 75 aircraft, including 22 Airbus A320ceos, six A320neos, seven A321ceos, 10 A321neos, six A330ceos, two A330neos, 14 ATR 72-600s, six ATR 72-500s and two dedicated ATR freighters.
Source: Cebu Pacific