Cebu Pacific Air, the country’s biggest budget airline, has announced that it will start flying to Guam on March 15, 2016, as it targets Filipinos who now comprise about a quarter of the Pacific island’s population.
The carrier said the Guam flights will be its first to a US destination and the move comes ahead of Cebu Pacific’s plan to begin flights to Hawaii in 2016.
“Having Guam in our network sets us off on another expansion path across the Pacific,” said Cebu Pacific president and CEO Lance Gokongwei.
Cebu Pacific, which will fly between Manila and Guam four times each week, will be the only low-cost carrier serving this route.
“With the launch of Guam, we offer fares that are up to 83 percent lower than other airlines. Fares this low can only mean more tourists to both countries, more Filipinos visiting home and more opportunities for everyone,” Gokongwei said.
Cebu Pacific said the Manila-Guam route is “relatively underserved” compared to other foreign destinations with smaller Philippine populations.