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Cebu Pacific marks 25 years of making moments happen

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Thu, 03/04/2021 - 07:00

In celebration of this milestone, Cebu Pacific will hold a Super Seat Festival in March and permanently remove change fees.

Singapore – Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, is proud to celebrate 25 years of making moments happen in March 2021.

“On our 25th year, we remain humbled to be part of our passengers’ stories and life journeys. We are in full support of the simplification of travel requirements and expect to welcome more guests onto our flights in the coming months,” said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience. 

Milestones @ 25 

CEB took to the skies for the first time in March 8, 1996, flying from Manila to its hometown Cebu. Since then, it has been committed to fly where Filipinos are – from its first international flight to Hong Kong in 2001, to its first low-cost long-haul flight to Dubai in 2013. 

The airline also received its first ATR 72-500 in 2008, which paved way for inter-island connection and expanded its domestic network. CEB has consistently made flying accessible for everyone, owing success to of its wide network and promo fares, especially its Peso sales pioneered in 2004.

CEB has also taken part in numerous passenger moments — such as when a passenger from Dubai gave birth en route to Manila in 2016, to the surprise of its 150 millionth passenger upon arrival in Cagayan de Oro in October 2017. Its passengers have also enriched the lives of children in marginalized communities all over the Philippines as the total donations for UNICEF’s Change for Good program reached USD 1 million in 2019. 

CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines, offering safe, affordable, and seamless flights to and from key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao. It also supports the local tourism industry with its regular flights to famous leisure spots such as Boracay, Bohol, Coron, Siargao, and Puerto Princesa.  


As an airline that strongly believes #EveryoneWillFlyAgain, the Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, will be holding a 3-day seat sale from 3 – 5 March 2021, in celebration of its anniversary.

In addition, CEB will also permanently remove change fees, allowing passengers to rebook as many times as they need. A minimal fare difference may still apply.

“In a recent survey we conducted, flexibility remains to be one of the considerations of our passengers when deciding to travel again. Because of this, we are removing our change fee effective immediately. As we work on rebuilding our network and supporting domestic tourism, we will continue to listen to our passengers so we can make it even more convenient for everyone to fly again,” said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience.  

“Throughout our 25 years, we have celebrated countless wonderful moments with our guests. We look forward to #MoreSmilesAhead, as everyone flies again,” Iyog added. 

Expect more surprises from CEB as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this month! For real-time updates, follow Cebu Pacific Air on its official social media accounts, and subscribe to the CEB Newsletter on the website.


Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.