Cebu Pacific Goes to Bicol for Cabin Crew Recruitment


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Cebu Pacific goes to Naga & Legazpi for Cabin Crew Recruitment!

March 11, Saturday

Hall 4, Hotel Venezia, Renaissance, Washington Drive, Legazpi City

March 12, Sunday

Dona Jamora Hall, Villa Caceres Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

Walk-in applicants will be accommodated from 0900H to 1300H. Bring updated CV with 2×2 picture. Come in business attire!

Cebu Pacific Needs Captains & FOs


Fly high with the Philippines’ leading airline!

Cebu Pacific is looking for Captains and First Officers for its 57 strong fleet of 49 Airbus and 8 ATR 72 aircrafts.
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CAPTAINS

ATR 72-600

  • Minimum of 3000 hours total flying time
  • Minimum of 1000 hours as Pilot-in-Command, at least 500 hours on ATR 72-600

Airbus 320

  • With current A320 type-rating
  • Minimum of 3000 hours total flying time
  • Minimum of 1000 hours as Pilot-in-Command on jet aircraft
  • Minimum of 300 hours glass cockpit experience (EFIS equipped)
  • Current type-rating with minimum 500 hours on type would be an advantage

Airbus 330

    • Type rated on Aircraft Fly-By-Wire
    • Minimum of 6,000 hours total flying time
    • Minimum of 2,000 hours Pilot-in-Command time on Aircraft Fly-By-Wire

For A330 Type-Rated:

  • Minimum of 5,000 hours total flying time, 2,500 hours Pilot-in-Command time
  • inclusive of 1,000 Pilot-in-Command time on A330

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FIRST OFFICERS

ATR 72-500

  • Minimum of 500 hours total flight time in fixed wing aircraft
  • Minimum of 25 hours multi-engine experience

Airbus 320

  • With current A320 type-rating
  • At least 500 time on type
  • At least 1,500 total flying time

Airbus 330

  • Minimum 3,000 hours total flying time
  • Minimum 1,000 hours on Fly-By-Wire Airbus

All posts require:

  • Valid and Current Pilot License (ICAO) and Medical Class 1
  • Last proficiency check within 6 months; last date of flight within 12 months
  • Minimum ICAO Level Four English

Be part of our team and enjoy:

  • Unlimited travel benefits
  • Medical Coverage
  • Permanent employment
  • Working in an environment with young, dynamic, driven and fun-loving people

PLUS, if you’re currently type-rated on aircraft type, enjoy:

  • Experience-based compensation package
  • Competitive productivity pay
  • Fast opportunity for upgrade

For A320 type-rated pilots, we offer cross-crew qualification on A330.

Interested and qualified applicants may email the following documents to pilotrecruitment@cebupacificair.com

  • Recent CV with picture
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of License
  • Copy of License verification from issuing authority
  • Copy of Class 1 Medical
  • Copy of last 3 pages of your Logbook
  • Copy of your current Proficiency Check and Instrument Rating
  • Recent Employer Reference with Contact Details of Referee
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Cabin Crew Saves a Girl from Sex Trafficking


article via clutchmagonline.com Sheila Fedrick by all accounts should be considered a hero. Fedrick, 49, a flight attendant working for Alaska Airlines, said she noticed a disheveled girl who looked to be 14-15 years old, with a well-dressed man, and something told her the scenario was wrong. So she jumped to action. Fedrick said she […]

via HERO: Flight Attendant Sheila Fedrick Saves Young Girl from Sex Trafficking — GOOD BLACK NEWS

5J Cancels Flights Due to Radar Repair


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The following are the affected flights from March 6 to 10, 2017.

March 6, 2017 (Monday)

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J487/488    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J397/398    Manila–Cagayan de Oro–Manila
  • 5J885/886    Manila–Cotabato–Manila
  • 5J953/954    Manila–Davao–Manila
  • 5J997/998    Manila–Gensan–Manila
  • 5J457/458    Manila–Iloilo–Manila
  • 5J339/340    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • 5J325/326    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • 5J639/640    Manila–Puerto Princesa–Manila
  • 5J855/856    Manila–Zamboanga–Manila
  • 5J857/858    Manila–Zamboanga–Manila

Cebgo

  • DG6245/6246    Manila–Caticlan–Manila
  • DG6026/6027     Manila–Cauayan–Manila
  • DG6317/6318    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6323/6324    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6193/6194     Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6195/6196     Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6117/6118     Manila–Naga– Manila

March 7, 2017 (Tuesday)

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J483/484    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J487/488    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J379/380    Manila–Cagayan de Oro–Manila
  • 5J397/398    Manila–Cagayan de Oro–Manila
  • 5J399/400    Manila–Cagayan de Oro–Manila
  • 5J567/568    Manila–Cebu–Manila
  • 5J572/571    Cebu–Manila–Cebu
  • 5J891/892    Manila–Caticlan–Manila
  • 5J339/340    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • 5J327/328    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • 5J639/640    Manila–Puerto Princesa–Manila
  • 5J617/618    Manila–Tagbilaran–Manila
  • 5J506/507    Manila–Tuguegarao–Manila

Cebgo

  • DG6245/6246    Manila–Caticlan–Manila
  • DG6024/6025    Manila–Cauayan–Manila
  • DG6026/6027    Manila–Cauayan–Manila
  • DG6317/6318    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6323/6324    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6195/6196    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6113/6114    Manila–Naga–Manila
  • DG6117/6118    Manila–Naga–Manila

March 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J483/484    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J485/486    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J487/488    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J555/578    Manila–Cebu–Manila
  • 5J565/566    Manila–Cebu–Manila
  • 5J977/978    Manila–Davao–Manila
  • 5J995/996    Manila–Gensan–Manila
  • 5J339/340    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • 5J639/640    Manila–Puerto Princesa–Manila
  • 5J649/650    Manila–Tacloban–Manila
  • 5J855/856    Manila–Zamboanga–Manila

Cebgo

  • DG6245/6246    Manila–Caticlan–Manila
  • DG6024/6025    Manila–Cauayan–Manila
  • DG6317/6318    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6323/6324    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6193/6194    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6195/6196    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6111/6112    Manila–Naga–Manila
  • DG6113/6114    Manila–Naga–Manila

March 9, 2017 (Thursday)

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J481/482    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J483/484    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J397/398    Manila–Cagayan de Oro–Manila
  • 5J565/566    Manila–Cebu–Manila
  • 5J647/648    Manila–Puerto Princesa–Manila
  • 5J649/650    Manila–Tacloban–Manila
  • 5J617/618    Manila–Tagbilaran–Manila
  • 5J506/507    Manila–Tuguegarao–Manila
  • 5J853/854    Manila–Zamboanga–Manila

Cebgo

  • DG6245/6246    Manila–Caticlan–Manila
  • DG6026/6027    Manila–Cauayan–Manila
  • DG6323/6324    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6193/6194    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6195/6196    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6113/6114    Manila–Naga–Manila
  • DG6117/6118    Manila–Naga–Manila

March 10, 2017 (Friday)

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J483/484    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J487/488    Manila–Bacolod–Manila
  • 5J383/384    Manila–Cagayan de Oro–Manila
  • 5J391/392    Manila–Cagayan de Oro–Manila
  • 5J969/972    Manila–Davao–Manila
  • 5J977/978    Manila–Davao–Manila
  • 5J627/628    Manila–Dumaguete–Manila
  • 5J445/446    Manila–Iloilo–Manila
  • 5J457/458    Manila–Iloilo–Manila
  • 5J339/340    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • 5J635/636    Manila–Puerto Princesa–Manila
  • 5J639/640    Manila–Puerto Princesa–Manila
  • 5J649/650    Manila–Tacloban–Manila
  • 5J855/856    Manila–Zamboanga–Manila
  • 5J859/860    Manila–Zamboanga–Manila

Cebgo

  • DG6245/6246    Manila–Caticlan–Manila
  • DG6024/6025    Manila–Cauayan–Manila
  • DG6026/6027    Manila–Cauayan–Manila
  • DG6317/6318    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6323/6324    Manila–Kalibo–Manila
  • DG6195/6196    Manila–Legazpi–Manila
  • DG6111/6112    Manila–Naga–Manila
  • DG6117/6118    Manila–Naga–Manila

 

Business Model Lines Blur as Budget, Legacy Airlines Slug it out


By David Leo, TODAY

The line between legacy airlines and budget ones continues to blur as more budget carriers fly beyond the four-to-five-hour range, eyeing markets traditionally served by full-service operators. AirAsia’s addition of Honolulu as a destination is just the latest.

At the same time, legacy airlines are starting budget offshoots, such as Lufthansa’s Eurowings and Singapore Airlines’ Scoot.

 

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Eurowings operates non-stop from Cologne and Bonn to destinations in the US (Seattle, Orlando, Miami and Las Vegas).

Long-haul operations are usually tough on the business models of budget airlines — fuel prices are a higher percentage of a budget carrier’s operating expenses — and there is no telling how long fuel prices will stay at their current low levels.

The longer the flight, the higher the expectations of creature comforts. But new and more fuel-efficient long-range aircraft are making it possible for low-cost carriers to ply the same distant routes that have traditionally been the domain of the big guys.

Reaching further

Budget aviation history is dotted with the failure of many who tried to go farther and failed. Yet, ambitious entrepreneurs, from Sir Freddie Laker — who pioneered the trans-Atlantic no-frills model in the 1970s with his Skytrain service — to AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes, keep trying.

This is the spirit of adventure that keeps the industry learning and thriving.

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Singapore based Scoot is looking beyond India and the Mideast to destinations in EU, starting with Athens in June. 

In June, AirAsia will introduce flights from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu under its long-haul AirAsia X banner, becoming the first budget airline approved by the US Department of Transportation for operations between the US and Asia.

The flight will clock 16 to 18 hours, including a two-hour transit stop in Osaka. There will be four weekly services.

Mr Fernandes made a similarly bold move back in 2009, launching services to London, and, in 2011, to Paris. He did it despite the collapse in 2008 of Hong Kong’s Oasis Airlines, which commenced services to London (Gatwick) in 2006 followed by services to Vancouver in 2007.

Before it folded, Oasis was voted “World’s Leading New Airline” at the 2007 Annual World Travel awards.

Ultimately, Mr Fernandes also suspended AirAsia X’s operations to London and Paris in 2012, because of high fuel prices and weak demand.

Yet that setback has not stopped him from launching new services to Honolulu.

He has also confirmed that Air-Asia X will resume operations to London when the airline receives its new, more economical long-range Airbus A330-900neo fleet in 2018. Rome and Frankfurt are also in the plans.

More than just dollars

Price is a budget airline’s main feature and attraction. AirAsia’s introductory offer of RM2,300 (S$731) for a return ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu is a steal.

There will be takers, but unless AirAsia is able to grow the traffic for the route, the limited market may not be able to sustain it in the long run.

Honolulu is very much a leisure destination.

 

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AirAsia depends on feeds from its regional connections in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and India. 

But AirAsia faces competition on this route from legacy airlines such as Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Air China, China Airlines and Philippines Airlines, whether direct from their home bases or in code-share arrangements with partner airlines such as Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.

Besides, tour planners for the US West Coast that include Honolulu as part of the itinerary are inclined to favour connections from San Francisco or Los Angeles.

AirAsia therefore cannot depend solely on point-to-point traffic between Kuala Lumpur and Honolulu.

Tweaking the model

As budget and legacy airlines continue to borrow ideas from one another, that is where the line blurs.

Full-service airlines are increasingly unbundling their products and offering meals and baggage space as add-ons.

British Airways is the latest airline to stop offering free meals for the short-haul, and ironically, Delta is considering re-introducing complimentary refreshments.

 

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A number of legacy airlines adopted the budget model of charging for checked baggage and while the global standard is one carry-on, Ryanair surprises by allowing two pieces. 

Ryanair too has become more customer focused, expunging its erstwhile terse take-it-or-leave-it attitude.

Some budget carriers are already offering premium class products, especially for the medium to long haul, to attract business travellers and others.

A common playing field can only mean cheaper seats for all. For passengers, that, at least, is the hope.

 

Mactan-Cebu Int’l Airport Targets 10M Passengers in 2017


Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is targeting at least 10M passengers for 2017. MCIA grew 11.5% in 2016 (7.98 million passengers in 2015).

In 2016, MCIA added flights to Los Angeles (Philippine Airlines), Dubai (Emirates), Chengdu (PAL, China Eastern Airlines), Wuhan (China Eastern Airlines), Xiamen (Xiamen Air), Hangzhou (Air Asia) and Daegu (T’way Air).

A number of carriers have also added new flights to its existing Cebu routes. Air Asia added more flights to its Cebu-Kuala Lumpur, Cebu-Singapore and Cebu-Taipei routes while PAL also added more flights to its Cebu-Caticlan and Cebu-Singapore routes. Meanwhile, new flights were also added for the Cebu-Taipei route by Eva Air, Cebu-Busan route by Air Busan and Cebu-Narita route by Vanilla Air.

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GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation operates Mactan-Cebu International Airport (image source: GMCAC).

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back to KL Philippine Airlines!


Philippine Airlines will fly back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after a three year hiatus.

PAL will start flying to the Malaysian capital starting 8 June 2017. The new daily flight will use the A321 configured with 12 BCL seats and 169 ECY seats.

Malaysia hosts approximately 800,000 overseas Filipino workers.

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CEB Flew 19.1 Million Passengers in 2016


The Philippines’ largest low cost carrier flew 19.1 million passengers in 2016, 4% increase from its 2015 record.

CEB also set a new record for the most number of passengers flown on a single day, 64,684, last Dec. 27, 2016 beating its 3 January 2016 record.

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“This significant increase in number only shows our firm commitment in trafficking trade and tourism in all the destinations we operate in, while at the same time enabling everyJuan to connect with their families and friends all around the world,” Mantaring said.

In total, Cebu Pacific and subsidiary Cebgo carried a total 19.13 million passengers last year, four percent higher than the 18.38 million passengers served in 2015.

The higher passenger volume was largely driven by the airline’s low-cost short-haul services, and increased frequencies in key domestic markets.

Cebu Pacific saw passenger growth in international destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen in China, Taiwan (Taipei), and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

Cebu Pacific Now Flies to Masbate & Tablas


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Cebu Pacific’s subsidiary Cebgo launches daily flights from Manila to Masbate, and its four weekly flights from Manila to Tablas utilizing its newly received ATR 72-600 aircraft.

The airline’s lowest one-way, all-in year round fare for Manila-to-Masbate is P1,879 P2,439 for Manila-to-Tablas.