The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) further strengthens its most extensive route network in the Philippines, with the launch of 6 more inter-island routes.
ATR aircraft will be used in most of CEB’s new routes starting October 2012. New routes include: Cebu-Busuanga, Tacloban-Legazpi, Davao-Butuan, Davao-Dipolog and Tacloban-Iloilo.
Starting October 4, 2012, CEB will launch thrice weekly flights between Cebu and Busuanga, and between Tacloban and Legazpi. Both routes will operate on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday frequency, using an ATR 72-500 aircraft.
Starting October 5, 2012, the airline will also launch the following flights using an ATR 72-500 aircraft: Davao – Butuan (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), Davao – Dipolog (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), and Tacloban – Iloilo (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Meanwhile, CEB will launch an Airbus A319 service between Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro starting October 20, 2012. This will be a thrice weekly service, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
“CEB currently offers 63 domestic routes to 32 domestic destinations, providing passengers with the fastest access to key cities and destinations in the country. With these six new routes, CEB can offer the best connectivity options and the lowest fares to its guests, as well as promote trade and tourism in the destinations it flies to,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
“We will accept delivery of three more brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft in the 2nd half of 2012, and 7 more in 2013. We look forward to expanding our route network to better serve the ever-growing traveling public in the Philippines,” she added.
CEB holds an introductory P488 all-in seat sale for these new routes until August 2, 2012 or until seats last. This is for travel from October 4 to December 18, 2012.
P488 all-in seats are available from Davao to Butuan or Dipolog, from Tacloban to Legazpi or Iloilo, from Cebu to Busuanga, and from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga.
Meanwhile, CEB also holds a seat sale for its recently announced new routes, for travel from November 8, 2012 to January 31, 2013. Passengers can also buy P488 all-in seats from Iloilo to Puerto Princesa and General Santos, and from Cagayan de Oro to Bacolod. P1,488 all-in seats are also available from Iloilo to Hong Kong or Singapore.
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 and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
In its 16th year of operations, CEB had flown over 60 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations. The airline also remains a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry by being the first to offer web check-in, self check-in, e-ticketing and Lite Fares.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.