Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific commenced operation of flights between Manila and Basco, Batanes on March 25, 2018. Initially on commercial run until October 27, 2018, CEB flies direct between Manila and Basco daily. The flight, operated by subsidiary Cebgo, utilizes the ATR fleet of inter-island aircraft of Cebu Pacific.
Welcoming the maiden flight from Manila to Basco were (from left) Basco Mayor Anastacia Viola; Batanes Governor Marilou Cayco; Alexander Lao, President of Cebgo; Director Danilo Intong of the Department of Tourism - Office of Tourism Standards and Regulation; and Basco Airport Manager Wilfredo Cabitac of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
With its picturesque hills and beaches, Batanes is on many Filipino's bucket list. The smallest and northernmost province is called the "paradise of the north" with islands created by volcanic activities and other geologic forces millions of years ago.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com; call the reservation hotlines (+632) 7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888; or message CEB via Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/cebupacificair).