Cebu Pacific offers web check-in for international flights

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 20 2010 05:07 PM | Updated as of Oct 21 2010 01:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Budget carrier Cebu Pacific will start Thursday a "web check-in" service for all international flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

The airline is the first to offer such service in the country. Web check-in allows passengers to check in for their flight via the Internet, select seats, and print boarding passes.

Cebu Pacific has set up 2 web check-in counters in NAIA 3 for the verification of travel documents of passengers on the day of their flights.

"From the usual 5-7 minutes per passenger in a regular check-in counter, those in line at the web check-in counter take only 1-3 minutes, depending on whether they have check-in luggage," said Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

However, the new service will not be offered to guests needing special assistance like groups of 10 or more, expectant mothers, unaccompanied minors and passengers with infants. "Our main priority will always be our passengers' safety," Iyog noted.

Cebu Pacific plans to offer the web check-in service for domestic flights originating from Manila in the last quarter of the year.

To check-in via the web, guests have to go to www.cebupacificair.com and click on the "Manage Booking" icon.

They can select seats, change seats, and print their boarding passes.

Guests can avail of the service from 48 hours to 4 hours before their flights.