MANILA – Low-cost airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) will be charging fees for extra carry-on baggage beginning September 1, it announced on Tuesday.
The carrier has been “strictly” implementing a “one hand-carry baggage” since 2018. “The fee is part of the strict implementation (of the airline’s policy). It is really to streamline operations and make customer experience more seamless,” Michelle Lim of CEB Corporate Communications told the Philippine News Agency.
Extra carry-on baggage will be charged PHP1000 per person for domestic flights. The hand-carry bag must also not exceed 7 kilograms.
Lim said that CEB currently operates to/from eight international destinations. However, charging fees for the extra carry-on baggage on international flights will follow “in the coming months”.
For short-haul flights, PHP1500 will be charged, while PHP3000 fee will be charged on passengers of long-haul flights.
In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, CEB said equipment for medical needs and for infants are exempted from the fee.
Also exempted are purchases at the airport, provided that passengers could show the official receipt.
CEB reminds passengers to be mindful and pack their bags properly to avoid additional fees.
This is being done to make sure CEB avoids any unnecessary flight delays as much as possible, the carrier said. (PNA)