Cebu Pacific is suspending its Manila to Guam route beginning December 7, 2019 due to the route not being as viable to maintain. Guam is the only United States route of the budget carrier. Due to the limited slots, Cebu Pacific would rather concentrate on using the limited slots and aircraft for routes with higher passenger demand. After the pullout, only Philippine Airlines and United Airlines will be servicing the Manila to Guam route.
In a report by Pacific News Daily, Cebu Pacific said in a statement, "The entry of Cebu Pacific into the market gave the traveling public more choices and a more affordable alternative to fly between these two destinations. However, despite all efforts, the Guam route is no longer viable."
Cebu Pacific would fly from Manila to Guam four times weekly when it opened last March 2016 utilizing its 188-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. Today, flights were brought down to thrice weekly. The airline's entry to Guam added 1,440 seats weekly only serviced by Philippines Airlines and United Airlines.
Cebu Pacific's cancellation of Guam route will free up some of its slots in Manila which they could reuse for more viable and high demand routes.