The Philippines' largest budget carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) launched four domestic routes October 4 to 5, 2012, effectively increasing connectivity within the Philippines.
It began thrice weekly Cebu-Coron (Busuanga) services on October 4, 2012, providing foreign and local tourists from Cebu and neighboring areas direct access to Coron, a world-renowned diving destination.
On October 5, 2012, it launched four times weekly services each from Davao to Butuan and to Dipolog, linking three trade and government centers in Mindanao with approximately hour-long flights.
CEB will also launch thrice weekly flights from Iloilo to Tacloban, kicking off the first of five routes the airline will launch from Iloilo in the 2nd half of 2012. These new routes will utilize CEB's ATR 72-500 aircraft.
"We are very pleased to expand our Philippine network, especially since these direct flights will boost travel, tourism and trade in different regions of the country. With its trademark low fares and seat sales, Cebu Pacific will continue to enable even more Juans to travel by air to reach their destinations," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
"With the delivery of over 50 brand-new aircraft until 2021, Cebu Pacific will continue to explore opening more routes, launching more destinations and adding more flights. CEB remains committed in making travel convenient and more affordable through the most extensive route network in the Philippines," she added.
CEB currently operates from five hubs: Manila, Cebu, Clark, Kalibo and Davao. It will launch its Iloilo hub in November with maiden flights from Iloilo to Hong Kong and Singapore. The airline will launch four more domestic routes from October 20 to 26, 2012.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 21 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 39 aircraft - with an average age of 3.6 years - is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines.
Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 21 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
In its 16th year of operations, CEB had flown over 65 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations.
The airline also remains a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry by being the first to offer web check-in, self check-in, e-ticketing and Lite Fares.
For booking and inquiries, visit www.cebupacificair.com or call CEB's reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales and promos is also available through CEB's official Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.