What’s next for Cebu Pacific?

There’s no official statement yet, but it seems it came right out of the older Gokonwei’s mouth.

A confident John Gokongwei Jr. thinks Cebu Pacific is ready to go long-haul like fellow low-cost carrier Air Asia of Malaysia, with the taipan aiming to cross the Pacific and launch non-stop flights to the United States West Coast, and possibly onwards to Houston and Chicago, by mid-2009.

But the taipan is quick to admit that he has yet to fully convince his son and Cebu Pacific president, Lance, about the long-haul dream especially how the attendant cost-escalations would impact on the financial model of a single-class, short-haul, quick turn-around budget airline.

Source: Manila Standard Today

Hmmmm, I certainly hope they’d get a bigger plane if they’re going to do long-haul flights. Or at least give more legroom. Or have video on demand (even with pay). *cringe* I can’t imagine being comfortable in their current fleet for flights longer than 5 hours.

The article was fairly interesting, but I perked up when I got to this line:

The Manila-Osaka and Manila-Tokyo routes are also being opened, hopefully in time for the Christmas rush.

Tokyo! Manila – Tokyo! In time for the Christmas rush! *explodes*

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

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  1. Ferdz says:

    Manila-Osaka!!!?? :O Oh I’ll really watch out for this. I’ll definitely go on that first flight! Hahaha… sana :P

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