Book flights, check in with Cebu Pacific's mobile app for Android
Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) rolls out its mobile app for Android, to make booking and checking in for flights more convenient for its passengers.
With the mobile app, travelers can book one-way or roundtrip flights for up to 14 passengers on CEB and Tigerair Philippines flights. During the booking process, passengers can also purchase prepaid baggage allowance or select seat assignments. Only credit cards are accepted for mobile app flight bookings.
Meanwhile, guests with existing flight bookings may also check in for their flights using the mobile app.
Mobile check-in is available from 72 hours up to four hours for international flights, and up to two hours for domestic flights. Seats will be automatically be assigned for those with no pre-purchased seat assignments. Boarding passes can be saved as an image or printed straight from the Android device.
Guests can do mobile check-in for up to 14 passengers. It will be initially available for those with web or mobile bookings only.
The mobile check-in service is not available for guests with infants, interline or check-through flights, or those requiring special handling, as they have to go through the usual check-in process.
The mobile app was initially available only for iOS devices.
Bags CAAP approval for extended range operations
Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific received certification for Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO) of up to 120 minutes. EDTO refers to a set of rules introduced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for airlines operating twin-engine aircraft on routes beyond 60 minutes flying time from the nearest airport. The time refers to flight times between diversion airfields.
To secure the certification, CEB submitted to a comprehensive review of systems by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP checked CEB’s compliance with additional special engineering and flight crew procedures in addition to the normal engineering and flight procedures. CEB pilots and engineering staff are now qualified and trained for EDTO.
“CEB’s EDTO 120 certification allows us to serve new long haul markets with a more direct route between airports. This means considerable fuel savings, and the most optimal flight times for our passengers. With the certification, we can continue to offer the fastest, most affordable flights for all our customers,” said Alex Reyes, CEB General Manager, Long Haul Division.
CEB also took delivery of its 6th brand-new Airbus A330 which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last month. The wide-body aircraft is third of five brand-new Airbus aircraft the airline is set to receive this year.
CEB currently operates a fleet of 55 aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 31 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. CEB’s fleet is one of the youngest in the world, with an average age of 4.43 years.Between 2015 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 7 more brand-new Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft.