Cebu Pacific will expect more aircraft, new routes to Japan


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Cebu Pacific is looking to launch new routes this year.

NAGOYA – Cebu Pacific is keen to open new routes to Japan this year, as the number of Filipino tourists grows to grow; grow.

Celtic Celtic Celtic Manager for Japan Tomohiko Matsumoto says Saturday's announcements that the number of Filipino visitors is growing rapidly, with the growth of between 70,000 and 80,000 visitors from 2014.

"Cebu Pacific is looking at Japan as one of the leading international markets," said Mr Matsumoto, reporting that there was a total number of passengers who had been traveling to Japan. go into and out to Japan to reach 1.1 million in 2018.

He said the airline is in talks with new routes open to other destinations such as Haneda, which serves a larger area in Tokyo, and Sapporo.

"Indeed, Sapporo is one of them. (In) Sapporo … the plane capacity is not limited. Due to the fact that new (A321 Airbus Turner) does not come, it does not I would be able to fly from Manila to Sapporo just because the flight times are too long for (Airbus A320) or 321ceo (option of engine) … just delivered last month to It's possible (do) a flight efficient exercise (to Sapporo), "said Mr Matsumoto.

A trip from Manila to Sapporo takes over five hours.

Mr Matsumoto said that there are about 50 seats larger than the A320 Airbus A321, which enables them to add more passengers freely. The behaviors are expected to get six A321neos this year.

"[W]It expects to & # 39; (often flights from the Philippines to Japan), but nowadays (Manila) is NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport), the slots are tight. Indeed (what) we are making (s) more (s) updated on planes, "said Mr Matsumoto.

In the Haneda case, he said that the Philippine government needs to make air negotiations with the Japanese government to expand the frequencies, as air companies often contain the frequency.

"[T]A cas must be negotiated by government-to-government. It is a right traffic problem that's currently. So our headquarters need a lobbying on the Philippine government to negotiate with the Japanese government to have their rights. But we are usually because Haneda is easier, "said Mr Matsumoto.

Haneda is one of two major airports that serve the Tokyo area, after Narita. The Haneda International Airport is closer to the center of Tokyo, compared to Narita.

At this time, Cebu Pacific offers an airplane from the Philippines to Osaka, Narita, Nagoya and Fukuoka in Japan. – – Denise A. Valdez

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