Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) is increasing flights to Cebu from more local cities and will base two ATR72-500 aircraft in Cebu on top of the current Cebu-based four Airbus aircraft.
CEB will fly from Cebu to Dipolog, Ozamiz and Surigao. It will also start operating a Manila-Busuanga service.
Lance Y. Gokongwei, CEB president and CEO, said, “With the arrival of two more ATR aircraft, we will be able to continue adding new services to airports that cannot accommodate our bigger jets and increasing flights to Cebu. This will also mean that we will start offering our trademark low fares in these markets, making travel affordable for more Filipinos.”
The budget airline will introduce the Cebu services to Dipolog, Ozamiz and Surigao with a P688 one-way all-inclusive fare and Manila-Busuanga with a P988 one-way all-inclusive fare. Sale period is from August 29 to September 1 and are good for travel from the start date of the particular service until December 17, 2008.
Promotional fares are on a book-and-buy basis and are non-refundable.
The seat sale fares are up to 57% lower than the fares currently offered for these routes by other airlines. After the seat sale, CEB’s all-in year-round fares are still up to 25% lower than competitors.
“We also hope to bring economic development to these new destinations as we have done in the areas we currently serve. Development in these areas cannot be achieved overnight but by careful planning and cooperation from all sectors, we expect to be a major cog in this effort,” Gokongwei added.
The Cebu-Dipolog service starts on October 3, 2008 and flies thrice weekly. The flight departs Cebu at 1:20pm and arrives at 2:10pm. The return flight to Cebu leaves at 2:30pm and arrives at 3:20pm.
The Cebu-Ozamiz thrice-weekly service starts on November 10, leaving at 10:20am and lands in Ozamis at 11:15am. The flight departs from Ozamis at 11:35am and the flights to Cebu land at 12:30pm.
The Cebu-Surigao flight is scheduled four-times weekly starting November 13, 2008. It departs for Surigao at 10:20am and lands at 11:10am. The flights to Cebu leave Surigao at 11:30am and arrives in Mactan Cebu International Airport at 12:20pm.
The daily Busuanga flights start on October 6, 2008. It departs for Busuanga at 9:05am and lands at 10:05am. It returns to Manila at 10:25am and arrives in NAIA Terminal 3 at 11:25am.
Passengers may book their flights via www.cebupacificair.com, or call 70-20-888, or visit their nearest travel agent.