The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) increases seat capacity to Hanoi, Vietnam and Guangzhou, China by up to 33%, when it mounts one additional weekly flight to each route due to passenger demand.
“Vietnam and China are two of our fast-growing source markets for foreign tourists. We continue to support the government’s tourism goals, with this increased connectivity and Cebu Pacific’s trademark lowest fares. Cebu Pacific currently operates more flights and offers more seats to Vietnam and Guangzhou than any other Philippine carrier,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
“This is also in line with the delivery of more aircraft in 2013, as we expand in Asia and the Middle East. These additional flights will provide more flight schedule options to guests booking their flights in time for the holidays,” she added.
The airline will operate a total of thrice weekly flights from Manila to Hanoi, starting October 31, 2013. Using an Airbus A319 aircraft, the additional flight leaves Manila at 10:30pm on a Thursday, and departs Hanoi at 1:00am on a Friday. With this frequency increase, CEB offers 33% more seats to Hanoi.
CEB is the only airline with direct flights between the Philippines and Hanoi, gateway to the Ha Long Bay, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. CEB also flies daily from Manila to Ho Chi Minh.
Meanwhile, starting November 2, 2013, CEB will operate a total of four weekly flights from Manila to Guangzhou. The additional flight will depart Manila at 10:40pm on a Saturday, and leave Guangzhou at 1:40am on a Sunday, using an Airbus A320 aircraft. This additional frequency translates to a 25% seat capacity increase for CEB flights to Guangzhou.
Aside from Guangzhou, CEB flies from Manila to Beijing four times weekly, to Shanghai daily, and to Xiamen thrice weekly. It also offers flights to Hong Kong from Manila, Cebu, Clark and Iloilo, as well as flights to Macau from Manila and Clark.
Lowest year-round fares to Hanoi start at P2,499, while lowest year-round fares to Guangzhou start at P1,899.
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.