The Philippines’ largest budget carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) begins its Manila-Busan service today with the maiden flight taking off from Manila at 4:15pm, and arriving in Busan at 8:40pm.
“CEB offers the lowest fare from the Philippines to Busan, South Korea’s 2nd largest city.
We are very optimistic about our Busan operations, especially since this is our fourth route to South Korea. We can see that the market for Cebu Pacific flights can really be stimulated by our trademark low fares,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
The airline operates its Busan-Manila flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, for the lowest year-round fare of PHP 4,099. CEB fares to Incheon and Busan are only one-fifth the fares of other Philippine carriers, and one-fourth those of foreign airlines.
It also flies four times weekly from Busan to Cebu, twice daily from Incheon to Manila and daily from Incheon to Cebu.
“Our low-cost carrier model offers high-quality and low-cost travel to anyone who wishes to visit Busan’s famous Haeundae Beach or drop by the renowned Busan International Film Festival. Other tourist attractions in the city are Mt. Geumjeong, Busan Aquarium and the Busan Tower, which form the backdrop of several Korean films and shows,” she added.
Ambassador Lee Hye Min of the Republic of South Korea, Department of Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim and MIAA Senior Assistant General Manager Antonio Bautista sent off CEB’s first passengers from Manila to Busan.
“We are grateful for the support of the different government offices which have helped promote our flights to and from South Korea, and we hope to serve even more passengers through our new four times weekly flights from Manila to Busan,” she said.
Guests can avail of their Prepaid Baggage Allowances upon booking, for travel savings as much as 63% on domestic flights compared to buying baggage allowance at the airport.
“Guests can also do web check-in for a faster and hassle-free airport experience, or avail of our payment center options such as over-the-counter bank and LBC transactions, online banking and mobile banking,” she added.
Guests who don’t have credit cards may also book online and conveniently pay through CEB partner banks and payment centers. Upon booking online, travelers can also select seats in advance and avail of CEB’s web check-in service for a faster check-in process.
Low-fare pioneer, CEB ended 2010 with the youngest and only 100% brand-new aircraft fleet in the Philippines, composed of 10 Airbus A319, 14 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It operates to 33 domestic and 16 international destinations from Manila, Cebu, Clark and Davao.
The third largest low-cost carrier in Asia, Cebu Pacific flies to the most number of destinations and routes in the Philippines, to the most ASEAN destinations and routes from the Philippines, and is the only Philippine low-cost carrier flying to all three major North Asian countries of Japan, China and South Korea.
It flies to Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Shanghai, Singapore, and Taipei.
It also flies to 33 domestic destinations, with inter-island flights from Cebu to Boracay, Dumaguete, Puerto Princesa and Iloilo, among others, as well as flights within Mindanao such as Davao to Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro.
Cebu Pacific promo fares are available at www.cebupacificair.com or through the reservations hotlines (02)702-0888 Manila and (032)230-8888 Cebu and pay through CEB ticketing offices, online, via ATM or over the counter at partner banks; Robinsons Savings Bank, Banco de Oro and Metrobank. ( Cebu Pacific Manila Busan Flights )