Philippines low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has joined IATA, becoming the second carrier from the country to be part of the trade association.

Cebu Pacific says IATA membership will help it “gain access to expertise and learnings” about best practices and innovation.

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Conrad Clifford (left), IATA regional vice president for Asia-Pacific presents the IATA Certificate of Membership to Cebu Pacific president and CEO Lance Gokongwei.

Cebu Pacific chief Lance Gokongwei adds: “Moreover, we will also be able to share our own operational experience and contribute to further developing the airline industry as a whole.”

IATA says the low-cost carrier has achieved full compliance with its’ Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), which assesses a carrier’s operational management and control systems.

Cebu Pacific currently flies 121 routes, with more than 2,600 weekly flights. Cirium fleets data indicates the carrier operates 54 aircraft, including a mix of A320 family jets and A330s, and has 44 aircraft on orders.

Cebu Pacific joins a growing number of low-cost carriers added to the IATA fold. In November, Indian carrier IndiGo joined the association.