The Philippines’ largest budget carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) continues its domestic expansion in the 2nd half of 2012, with three new domestic routes launched from Western Visayas.
Last October 25, 2012, CEB launched direct thrice weekly flights from Bacolod to Cagayan de Oro, and direct four times weekly flights from Iloilo to General Santos. On October 26, 2012, the airline will also launch thrice weekly Iloilo to Puerto Princesa flights.
Both services from Iloilo will utilize an A319 aircraft, while the Bacolod-Cagayan de Oro service will utilize an ATR 72-500 aircraft.
“CEB launched a total of 10 domestic routes from August to October, greatly increasing connectivity within the Philippines and enabling even more Filipinos to travel by air. These three routes signify our commitment to increase accessibility to and from the Western Visayas region,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Iloilo, in particular, will be designated as one of CEB’s operational hubs on November 8, 2012, when the airline launches direct flights from Iloilo to Hong Kong and Singapore. These will be the first international flights out of the Iloilo airport.
CEB also launched direct Kalibo (Boracay) – Davao and Iloilo-Tacloban services last August and October, respectively.
To further promote travel with its trademark low fares, CEB announced a seat sale on all bus and ferry domestic routes as low as P188, and all international destinations as low as P688. Sale period is from October 25 to 28, 2012, for travel from November 15, 2012 until March 31, 2013.
Domestic and international fares are exclusive of check-in baggage, fuel surcharge and country-specific taxes.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
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.
Between 2012 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 20 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013, with the arrival of 4 Airbus A330 aircraft from 2013 to 2014.
Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
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.