Cebu Pacific Needs 100 Cabin Crew

piceCebu Pacific is hiring 100 MALE & FEMALE cabin crew

Cebu Pacific is hiring around 100 cabin crew to increase its in-flight service attendants to more than 1,800.

The job fairs:
Cebu Pacific Building in Pasay City on Sept. 3.

Iloilo Business Hotel in Iloilo City on Sept. 9.

Park Inn By Radisson Davao on September 24.

Mallberry Suites Business Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City on Sept. 30.

“Applicants must possess a dynamic personality, height of at least 5’3” for female, and 5’7” for male, weight that is proportional to height, clear complexion, good eyesight, and a catchy smile, among others,” the airline said.

Singapore Airlines Tops World’s Best Airline Food for 2015

Asia based Singapore Airlines topped Travel+Leisure survey on World’s Best Airlines for Food in 2015. Travel+Leisure, one of the world’s largest travel magazine based in New York, periodically conducts surveys on its readers aptly entitled “World’s Best Awards.”

Of the 10, six airlines are from Asia, two from Oceania, one each from Middle East and Europe.

The World’s Best Airlines for Food for 2015 are:
1. Singapore Airlines (Image Source: Singapore Airlines)
2. Emirates
3. Turkish Airlines (Image Source: Turkish Airlines)
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4. Cathay Pacific (Image Source: Cathay Pacific)
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5. All Nippon Airways (Image Source: ANA)
6. Korean Air (Image Source: Korean Air)
7. Thai Airways
8. Air New Zealand (Image Source: Air New Zealand)
9. Virgin Atlantic (Image Source: Virgin Atlantic)
10. Qantas (Image Source: Qantas)


1Q Passenger Traffic Increases by 5% for Int’l and 12% for Domestic

Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines announced  that international passenger traffic for the 1st quarter of 2016 reached 5.61 million in January to March, up from 5.34 million passengers in the same period last year. International carriers account for 2.65 million passengers while Philippine carriers flew 2.95 million international passengers.

Despite this modest growth, passenger traffic is still hampered by slot limitation at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the country’s main gateway.

International Traffic (1st quarter of 2016)


  1. Philippine Airlines – 1.55 million passengers (up from 1.46 million)
  2. Cebu Pacific Air – 1.12 million passengers (from 837,942)
  3. Philippines AirAsia – 222,330
  4. PAL Express – 60,992

Domestic Traffic (1st quarter of 2016)


  1. Cebu Pacific Air – 3.03 million passengers
  2. PAL Express – 1.15 million passengers
  3. Philippines AirAsia – 657,102 passengers
  4. Philippine Airlines – 563,070 passengers
  5. CebGo – 377,096 passengers
  6. AirSwift – 33,515 passengers
  7. Magnum Air – 30,191 passengers

CAB earlier reported a 12-percent increase in domestic passengers to 5.84 million in the first quarter from 5.23 million a year ago.



China Airlines flight CI 702 from MNL to Taipei was canceled due to bird strike. The dead bird was found embedded in the left wing flap of the China Airlines Boeing 747-400 when the aircraft landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

Image Source: Rudy Santos

The “wounded bird” was eventually grounded pending investigation and repair of the aircraft.

Image Source: Rudy Santos

Woman Gives Birth at 36,000 feet

Cebu Pacific (5J) celebrates the birth of a baby girl at 36,000 feet. Approximately four hours into the flight from Manila to Dubai, baby “Haven” was born last August 14, 2016. Two nurses, assisted by 5J cabin crew, assisted with the delivery.

Cabin Crew of Cebu Pacific on 5J 015, Dubai-Manila last 14 August 2016.                                                                             Image Source: Cebu Pacific

Baby Haven was born premature at 32 weeks. The flight was diverted to Hyderabad, India to ensure that both mother and baby receive the much needed medical treatment.

Cebu Pacific baby girl born mid-flight
Image Source: Missy Berberabe Umandal

This is the airline’s first “inflight baby.” To celebrate this occasion, 5J gifted Baby Haven 1 million GetGo (mileage and lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific) points she can use for free. These points have no expiry which Baby Haven can also share with her family.


And Cebu Pacific Says… (on the slapping incident)


Incident of Disruptive Passenger Behavior As of August 1, 2016; 5:00PM:

Cebu Pacific (CEB) is investigating an incident that occurred on flight 5J 955 Manila – Davao last July 30, 2016, in which a passenger assaulted one of the members of its cabin crew.

The passenger in question had expressed dissatisfaction, prior to departure, at having to stow their baggage appropriately as requested by the cabin crew member.

The cabin crew member then assisted the passenger in stowing the baggage in the overhead bin. Stowing cabin baggage in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of the passenger is a safety requirement mandated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Following arrival in Davao and upon disembarkation from the aircraft, the passenger physically assaulted another member of the cabin crew by slapping her on the face.

CEB wishes to clarify that its cabin crew’s primary duty is to ensure the safety and security of its passengers on board the flight.
Cabin crew members are ready to assist passengers in carrying and properly stowing hand carried bags during boarding and deplaning, as necessary.

Separately, CEB is providing full support to the assaulted cabin crew member, who is now considering filing charges against the passenger.

CEB will always fully support its staff when they have been subject to abuse, physical or verbal, from disruptive passengers.

Actions that CEB will consider will be to refuse carriage of the passenger on any future CEB flights, along with legal support to its staff member if charges are deemed appropriate.

Cebu Pacific Press Release

Philippine Airlines Receives A321-200

RP-C9901 Philippine Airlines Airbus A321-231(WL) photographed at Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT) by Kazuchika Naya
Image Source: Kazuchika Naya,

National flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) receives a brand new Airbus A321 to be used for its domestic and international flights.

The Airbus 321-200 is configured with 12 business class seats, 18 premium economy and 169 regular economy seats.

With the arrival of the new A321, PAL now has a total of 78 aircraft in its fleet.

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Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest carrier, orders two more Airbus A330-300s. Currently, 5J operates six of the Airbus type. Airbus has confirmed the agreement, but no details on delivery times were issued.

The twin order was valued at US512.8 million based on the plane’s price list.

Effective 1 October 2016, Cebu Pacific will fly directly from Kalibo (KLO) to Incheon (Seoul), South Korea.

Cebu Pacific’s daily flights between Kalibo and Incheon will utilize its 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. The flight will depart Kalibo every day at 1:50am, and arrive in Incheon at 7:10am. The return flight will depart Incheon at 7:55am, and arrive in Kalibo at 11:15am on the same day.

The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific Air, flew over 10 million passengers from January to June this year, an increase of 9% over the same period in 2015.  On average, flights were 87% full during these months. For June 2016 alone, the Cebu Pacific Air group flew 1.6 million passengers, up by 8% from the 1.5 million passengers flown in the same month in 2015.