Shell Aviation today announces the expansion of its global refueling network to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), the second busiest in the Philippines. Shell Aviation now supplies jet fuel at three of the most important international airports in the country – Manila (MNL), Clark (CRK) and Cebu (CEB).
Richard Pereira, General Manager Shell Aviation, Asia Pacific and Middle East, said: “Shell Aviation continues its strategic expansion in key locations with future growth potential like Cebu. We aim to create outstanding value for our customers by delivering world-class aviation fuels and services, safely and on time. Cebu is anexciting addition to our extensive network as we support the progress of the Philippines’ thriving aviation industry.”
Around 8.8 million domestic and international passengers travelled through CEB in 2016, an increase of 13% over 2015. Shell Aviation customers at CEB will benefit from fuel supply security backed by Shell’s integrated supply chain, with 17 refineries and 10 trading hubs around the world; product quality assurance via Shell’s Fuel Quality Assurance System; professional account management providing a single focal point for fuel requirements across Shell’s global network; and access to local expertise by leveraging Shell’s aviation experience in the Philippines.
Albert Tiu, Vice President of Petrologistics Corporation (PLC), Shell Aviation’s into-plane operator at CEBU, said: “As local and international airlines begin to launch new services to and from Cebu and capacity at the airport increases, we are pleased to collaborate with Shell Aviation to help meet customer demands and provide supply security at the airport.”
Shell Aviation has been active in the Philippines for 55 years, supporting the aviation industry within the country as well as serving a variety of airlines in the Philippines through its global network.
SkyTeam member Xiamen Airlines recently launched Fuzhou-Cebu flights last 18 April 2017. The twice a week flight (every Tuesday and Thursday) utilizes B737-800 aircraft. Xiamen Airlines now operates 27 weekly flights from China to the Philippines.
The Fuzhou-Cebu route faces no competition from either Chinese or Philippine carriers. This is Xiamen Airlines’ second Cebu flight. Last 10 April, it launched Jinjiang-Cebu flight.
It now accounts for 17% of seat capacity between China and the Philippines.
Cebgo, a subsidiary of Cebu Pacific, launches domestic flights out of Clark (CRK) and Cebu (CEB).
CRK to Caticlan: daily starting 15 May.
CRK to Busuanga: every Mon-Wed-Fri starting 15 May.
CEB to Busuanga: every Mon-Wed-Fri starting 15 May.
CEB to Cotabato: every Tue-Thu-Sat-Sun starting 16 May
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit http://www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages. Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.
Xiamen Airlines started its fourth non-stop route between China and the Philippines. On 10 April it introduced twice-weekly (Mon and Fri) flights between Jinjiang – Cebu. Xiamen Airlines flies to Cebu from both Xiamen and Jinjiang.
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.
Starting 16 December, the country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines will fly to Singapore from Cebu. PAL also announced that it will launch Cebu-Caticlan-Clark on the same day.
PR517, CEB-SIN, will be four times/week (Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun) departing CEB at 2200H and will arrive in SIN at 0145H the following day. PR 518, SIN-CEB, departs SIN at 0245H and will arrive in CEB at 0640H.
PAL currently flies to Nagoya, Narita, Los Angeles, Osaka and Incheon from Cebu.
Cebgo, a subsidiary of Cebu Pacific Air, recently mounted daily flights from Cebu to Ormoc and Roxas and four times weekly service to Calbayog. These flights were simultaneously launched last 19 November 2016.