Philippine low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific Air has applied to the country’s Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to be designated as the official Philippine carrier to New Zealand. The Cebu Pacific application, which is due to be heard in mid-May, follows the European Union’s decision to lift its safety ban on the LCC in April, after FAA upgraded airlines in the Republic of the Philippines to a Category 1 rating. The LCC had been banned from flying to EU destinations in 2010. Cebu ...

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