On time performance at 86.5%
Cebu Pacific’s operations at the NAIA Terminal 3 have normalized with the required airport facilities coming on stream and personnel having adjusted to their new home.
CEB, with a little over a full month at NAIA-3 at the end of September 7, had already registered an average on-time performance (OTP) of 86.5% for the period August 8 to September 7, 2008.
A flight is considered to have departed on time if it departs within 15 minutes from the original estimated time of departure.
Available online data shows that the average OTP for European carriers are at 77.6% for the first quarter of 2008 (http://www.aea.be) according to the Association of European Airlines.
North American carriers registered a 75.7% OTP for July 2008 with the highest OTP registering at 85.6% for Pinnacle Airlines (http://www.bts.gov/press_releases/2008).
Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and distribution said, “We have fully settled-in at NAIA-3. Our airport team has adjusted to the new facility and we continue to look for ways to further improve our on time performance and benefit from the efficiencies of operating both domestic and international flights under one roof.”
“So now, aside from offering the country’s newest planes and lowest fares, we can also offer our travelers world class OTP from a world class airport facility.” Iyog added.
Iyog concluded, “This should also make flying convenient for passengers taking domestic and international connecting flights on Cebu Pacific because they no longer have to leave the terminal in order to make their flight connections.”
Passengers may book their flights via www.cebupacificair.com, or call 70-20-888, or visit their nearest travel agent.
Now in its 13th year, CEB has the youngest aircraft fleet in the Philippines, comprised of 10 A319s, eight A320s, and two ATR72-500 aircraft.