The Philippines' leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific launched direct flights between Davao and Bacolod linking Bacolod to another key Mindanao destination. CEB launched direct flights from Bacolod to Cagayan de Oro last October 2012
Utilizing an Airbus A320 aircraft, the flight departed Davao at 7:25am and arrived in Bacolod at 8:35am. The return flight departed Bacolod at 9:15am and arrived in Davao at 10:25am.
The thrice weekly service boosts CEB's Davao and Bacolod operations. From Davao, CEB now flies to eight destinations: Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Dipolog and Puerto Princesa. Meanwhile, from Bacolod, CEB operates flights to Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.
The lowest year-round fare for the Davao-Bacolod route is PHP1,288.
CEB VP for Corporate Affairs Jorenz Tanada said during the maiden flight launch, "Inter-island routes can now take everyJuan to their destinations quicker, more often, on the lowest fare available. EveryJuan can now go home for the weekend or bring their families on vacation somewhere new. Business meetings can be done in one day, even if the appointment is miles away."
"We hope that with our expansion, more travelers of varied economic backgrounds will find the Philippines accessible, and with a vibrant tourism sector. It has been our long-time commitment to be a partner in nation-building by boosting tourism and trade in the destinations we fly to," he added.
CEB to fly 3rd A330 to Cebu, Davao
Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) will take delivery of its 3rd brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft next month, and it will be utilized on one flight between Manila and Cebu, and two flights between Manila and Davao starting February 25 to June 8, 2014. The newly delivered 436-seater aircraft increases seat capacity to these two destinations during this period.
"We look forward to serving Cebu and Davao guests on our newest A330 aircraft, and offering A330 travel products such as CEB Air Wi-Fi. These additional seats are just in time for the Philippine summer season, so we encourage guests to book their flights in advance for the most travel savings," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
From February 25 to June 8, 2014, CEB will utilize its A330 aircraft on a daily Manila-Cebu-Manila flight (5J 8563/8564), departing Manila at 6:10am and departing Cebu at 8:40am.
For the same period, CEB will utilize the same A330 aircraft in two daily Manila-Davao-Manila flights. 5J 8975/8968 will depart Manila at 11:10am and leave Davao at 2:25pm. On the other hand, 5J8973/8974 will depart Manila at 5:40pm and leave Davao at 8:55pm.
Only available on Airbus A330 flights, CEB Air Wi-Fi data plans range from 50MB to 100MB. CEB's other brand-new A330 aircraft are also utilized on flights to Dubai, Seoul (Incheon) and Singapore.
"Our 3rd brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft from Toulouse, France not only increases the number of seats available to Cebu and Davao, but also features Airbus' fuel-saving technology that allows us to keep our fares low," Iyog added.
Meanwhile, CEB further strengthens its domestic network with additional daily frequencies from Manila to Bacolod, Puerto Princesa and Zamboanga, and additional thrice weekly frequencies from Manila to General Santos. This will also be from February 25 to June 8, 2014, utilizing CEB's A320 family aircraft fleet.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to http://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 (@cebupacificair) and Facebook pages.