MANILA, Philippines - The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) granted rights to several local carriers to offer more seats and mount more flights to Cambodia and Vietnam.
CAB granted Cebu Pacific 5 frequencies, while ZestAir got 2 frequencies for the Manila-Cambodia route. One frequency is equivalent to a once a week flight.
Airphil Express, the budget carrier of Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia Philippines Inc. each received 7 frequencies for the Clark-Cambodia route.
CAB also gave AirAsia Philippines 6 co-efficients, which can be used to mount flights to Osaka and Nagoya in Japan from Clark. One co-efficient is equivalent to about 160 seats.
Cebu Pacific will also be able to offer more seats for its flights to Vietnam, CAB gave Cebu Pacific 650 weekly-seats for flights to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and 1,260 seats a week to Hanoi from Manila.
ZestAir and Airphil Express each received 1,045 seats per week, which can be used for the Manila-to-Hanoi or Cebu-to-Hanoi routes.
The Philippines has already signed air agreements with Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.