Cebu Pacific reports growth in Manila-Sydney traffic, 42% market share

    Cebu Pacific Air reported (16-Jun-2017) 43,512 passengers between Manila and Sydney in 1Q2017, representing a 42% market share, according to data from Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Total traffic on the route increased 7% year-on-year to 104,446 passengers and Cebu Pacific passenger numbers increased 16%. The airline recorded average load factor of 78% on the route. Cebu Pacific accounts for close to 40% of total seat capacity between Manila and Sydney. The carrier’s cargo traffic reached 1131 tons, representing 49% of the total 2325 tons, up from 1567 tons in 1Q2016. Cebu Pacific VP for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog said: “These numbers do not only showcase the Philippines as a flourishing destination, but it also shows our strong commitment to remain and further stimulate our key market in Australia”.