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Cebgo Becomes Domestic Turbo-Prop Carrier, Cebu Pacific Goes All-Jet

After its rebranding from Tigerair Philippines earlier this year, Cebgo, a subsidiary of Cebu Pacific, has terminated all jet operations as it transforms into a domestic turbo-prop carrier based at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4.

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In a report released by CH Aviation, Cebgo ceased jet operations following the return of its last remaining A320-200 aircraft. The jet registered, RP-C3270, was returned to Cebu Pacific last week. Cebu Pacific began transferring its ATR 72-500 fleet to Cebgo on September 25 with up to eight aircraft expected to be transferred by the end of October.

Cebu Pacific is expected to operate its last turbo-prop flight in October. Once all ATR aircraft are transferred to Cebgo, Cebu Pacific will become an all-jet carrier operating a fleet of Airbus A320 and A330 family aircraft.

According to AirlineRoute.net, nineteen ATR-operated domestic routes will be transferred to Cebgo including the following:

  • Manila to Busuanga effective September 25 (21 weekly)
  • Manila to Caticlan effective September 25 (55 weekly)
  • Manila to Naga effective September 25 (11 weekly)
  • Manila to Laoag effective October 1 (1 daily)
  • Cebu to Caticlan effective October 1 (20 weekly)
  • Cebu to Dipolog effective October 6 (7 weekly)
  • Cebu to Siargao effective October 6 (1 daily)
  • Cebu to Tacloban effective October 6 (21 weekly)
  • Cebu to Camiguin effective October 7 (5 weekly)
  • Cebu to Tandag effective October 7 (3 weekly)
  • Cebu to Butuan effective October 8 (7 weekly)
  • Cebu to Dumaguete effective October 8 (7 weekly)
  • Cebu to Iloilo effective October 8 (9 weekly)
  • Cebu to Legazpi effective October 8 (4 weekly)
  • Cebu to Ozamiz effective October 8 (5 weekly)
  • Cebu to Pagadian effective October 8 (7 weekly)
  • Cebu to Surigao effective October 8 (11 weekly)
  • Davao to Cagayan de Oro effective October 8 (10 weekly)
  • Cebu to Bacolod effective October 26 (7 weekly)
Turbo-prop flights departing or arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila will now operate from Terminal 4. Last June, Cebu Pacific placed an order for sixteen ATR 72-600 aircraft in an effort to boost the carrier's inter-island operations. However, it remains unclear whether the new aircraft will be operated by Cebu Pacific or by Cebgo.

Cebu Pacific rebranded Tigerair Philippines as Cebgo earlier this year to better reflect the budget carrier's relationship with its parent company. According to Cebgo CEO Michael Shau, the new brand clearly identifies the low cost carrier as part of the Cebu Pacific Group. 

Cebgo flight and ground crew are now wearing Cebgo uniforms as the two companies streamline operations. In addition, crew are now playing fun games aboard all Cebgo flights to remain consistent with the Cebu Pacific flight experience.

According to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, Cebu Pacific Group now controls 60% of the Philippine domestic market compared to less than 30 percent ten years ago. The company's acquisition of Tigerair Philippines has proven to be a success based on the quick turn around of the carrier and the continued growth of its domestic market share.

15 comments:

  1. 10 days and no new article yet?

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  2. Atleast update with Photographs of Naia or something. 11 day already. And no new article..

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  3. Don't you have news about cancelled flights due to Typhoon Lando? And after 12 days, still no latest news?

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  4. OO nga, paasa lang itong website. Mabuti pa hindi na lang ito ginawa dahil tao rin ang niluluko nitong website, tulad ng mga naghihintay ng mga magagandang balita tungkol sa kalagayan ng Pilipinas pagdating sa aviation kagaya ng bagong airport, bagong eroplano ng PAL at Cebu Pacific, aircraft upgrades ng mga foreign airlines, at iba pa.

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    1. What's there to talk about?? Canceled flights? Typhoon? Those kind of articles are not newsworthy. Certainly, you can read up canceled flights at your respective airline's website or social media page.

      I rather have news articles talking about fleet updates from PAL and 5J, flight reviews, and of course the state of our airports.

      Stop complaining.

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    2. Cant you also read aircraft order and reviews from the airlines own website? ANY NEWS RELATED/AFFECTS AVIATION should be 'newsworthy' since this web is meant for aviation and not 24oras or TV Patrol.

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  5. Just another Kingshott/Gokongwei shell game to keep the employee pay low.

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  6. This website should be close.

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  7. Honestly, wala naman talagang masyadong news sa Philippine aviation industry natin. Walang planned 'large' scale na airport projects or upgrades. Madalang din magka-new destinations yung dalawang principal carriers natin or mag upgrade ng fleet. Very few new/addidional international carriers are also looking to fly to NAIA or to our secondary airports. What else to report then?

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  8. Hang on there! It is better to have a forum (good or bad) so that You Filipinos will increase your knowledge about airline business which focuses mainly on your country's airlines. Be patient and good luck for your country's future!

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  9. Wow 10 new comments mostly from the same anonymous person.

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  10. Wow 10 new comments mostly from the same anonymous person.

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  11. Most of the above comments are childish.

    The main owner of this website has a busy life. He is a very pleasant person, so why these silly attacks on him?

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  12. Most of the above comments are childish.

    The main owner of this website has a busy life. He is a very pleasant person, so why these silly attacks on him?

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