The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) took delivery of its 2nd brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft last September 5, 2013. The 436-seater aircraft will be utilized in select flights to Cebu and Hong Kong from September 16 to October 4, 2013.
On these dates, CEB will mount an additional Manila-Cebu-Manila service (5J 8553/8580), departing Manila at 10am and departing Cebu at 12:30pm. Similarly, CEB’s Manila-Hong Kong-Manila flights 5J 118/119 will be upgraded from a 180-seater Airbus A320 to an A330 aircraft.
“Cebu Pacific is proud to continue offering flights on the lowest fares, utilizing the newest aircraft. Our 2nd brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft from Toulouse, France not only increases the number of seats available to Hong Kong and Cebu, but also features Airbus’ fuel-saving technology that allows us to keep our fares low,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Starting October 7, 2013, CEB will utilize its Airbus A330 aircraft on direct daily Manila-Dubai flights, its first long-haul service.
Meanwhile, CEB further strengthens its domestic network with more flights from Manila to Dumaguete (additional Monday, Thursday frequency) and to Roxas (additional Friday, Sunday frequency). This is from September 16 to October 4, 2013, using a 156-seater Airbus A319 aircraft.
From September 24, 2013, CEB adds an additional weekly frequency between Iloilo and Hong Kong, now offering a total of three weekly flights. CEB pioneered international flights out of Iloilo late last year, with direct services to both Hong Kong and Singapore.
In October, CEB also adds three weekly flights between Cebu and Zamboanga, and upgrades its four weekly flights from Manila to Virac from a 72-seater ATR to an Airbus A319 aircraft.
“Cebu Pacific’s expansion means more flight options and low fares available to our guests. It is always rewarding for us when these additional flights and seats contribute to the tourism and trade in the destinations we fly to,” Iyog added.
Presently, CEB offers 22 international destinations: Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Phuket, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.
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.
Those still booking flights may also sign up to be a CEB Club member through the Cebu Pacific website, for seat sale alerts, easy management of flights and travel funds, and a faster booking process.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 26 Airbus A320, 1 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 45 aircraft is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 16 more Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft.
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.