Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo, resumes regular flights to and from Surigao City. Cebgo resumed commercial operations on its Surigao route on March 11. Cebgo operates two daily flights via Cebu, with the first flight departing at 10:25am, and the second at 01:35pm.
Cebgo resumed regular flights following a thorough assessment of the Surigao Airport runway, which had been damaged after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the city last February 10, 2017. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) had earlier released a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting operations at the Surigao Airport after the quake partially damaged the 1700-meter runway. CAAP noted then that repairs may take between 28 to 30 days.
"After assessing the repairs done on the Surigao Airport runway, we have determined that we may resume safe flight operations. We laud CAAP for its expedient action to restore the runway after just 12 days of repair. We are very pleased to once again be of service to
everyJuan in the City of Island Adventures," said Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB Vice President for Corporate Affairs.
"We would also like to extend our appreciation to our valued passengers for their utmost understanding. Trust that we will continue working with the relevant authorities in order to hasten full restoration, and further improve our services," added Mantaring.
Passengers who needed to fly Surigao City, after operations of the airport was suspended due to the quake, had to fly in from Butuan City, then travel by land to Surigao for about three hours. With the reopening of the airport, it will be more convenient to travel direct to Surigao City, for as low as for as low as P1,882.00.
CEB currently operates flights out of five other strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Davao, Clark, Kalibo, and Iloilo. The airline's extensive network covers 66 destinations with over 100 routes, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.
CEB's 59-strong fleet is comprised of four Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, seven Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500 aircraft and four ATR 72-600. Between 2017 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of one more brand-new Airbus A320, 32 Airbus A321neo, and 12 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB's official
Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and
Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.
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.
Its wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, currently offers flights to 27 Philippine destinations utilizing an exclusive fleet of eight ATR 72-500 aircraft, and four ATR 72-600 aircraft. Cebgo has two strategic hubs in the Philippines namely, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 in Manila and Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Cebu.