The Philippines’ largest budget carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) mounts additional flights to select domestic and international destinations, in preparation for summer peak travel in the Philippines.
Starting March 11, there will be 12 weekly flights from Manila to Tagbilaran, gateway to the island of Bohol. CEB’s Manila-Tacloban service will also be 33 times weekly, starting March 31.
Flight frequencies to key domestic routes from Manila will also increase. There will be up to seven daily Manila-Bacolod flights and up to six Manila-Kalibo flights starting March 31.
Starting April 2, CEB will operate 15 daily flights between Manila and Cebu, and up to 10 daily flights between Manila and Davao.
CEB also boosts its Cebu hub with additional flights starting April 2. This includes flights from Cebu to Bacolod (thrice daily), Boracay (23 times weekly), Davao (four times daily), General Santos (10 times weekly), Legazpi (five times weekly), Puerto Princesa (twice daily) and Siargao (six times weekly).
CEB will also operate five daily flights from Manila to Singapore starting March 23, and 12 weekly flights from Manila to Bangkok starting April 1.
“These flight frequency increases are in line with brand-new A320 aircraft deliveries in January and March, the first two of seven aircraft arriving this year.
We look forward to flying our guests to their summer destinations with our brand-new aircraft, comprising one of the most modern fleets in the world,” CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
“Shopping, beach, eco-adventure and surfing destinations continue to be more accessible with Cebu Pacific’s network and trademark lowest fares. We encourage guests to plan their summer vacations now for the most travel savings,” she added.
CEB flew 13.26 million passengers from January to December 2012, an increase of 11% over 11.93 million passengers flown in 2011.
In 2012, the airline launched 10 new domestic routes and 7 international routes, including flights from Manila to Hanoi and Siem Reap.
It is slated to launch flights from Manila to Bali on March 16, 2013, and Manila to Dubai, its first long-haul destination, on October 7, 2013.
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 and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 24 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. Between 2013 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 18 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders.
It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 2nd half of 2013, with the arrival of two Airbus A330 aircraft.