The Philippines' Cebu Pacific is increasing the frequencies on several domestic routes out of Manila to build on the growing market in the country's smaller cities.

The low-cost carrier will increase the number of flights to Catarman to daily from four times a week, while services to Calbayog will go up to daily from three times weekly. Flights to Tuguegarao will increase to 11 times weekly from daily, and those to Naga will become thrice-daily instead of twice-daily. All of these take effect on 16 August.

The airline also increased its services to Kalibo to seven times daily, up from 46 times weekly, from 1 August. Kalibo is an entry point to the beach destination of Boracay.

Cebu Pacific will operate an ATR 72-500 on all of these services, except on the Kalibo service in which it will operate an Airbus A320 and an ATR 72-500.

"We hope the additional flights will provide even more convenience to our growing passenger base in Samar, Cagayan Valley, Bicol and Aklan. Passengers from neighbouring areas can now have easier and faster access to Manila and our extensive Cebu Pacific network," says Candice Iyog, vice-president for marketing and product.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news