From L-R: Danilo Intong, Department of Tourism - Director of Region IV-B; Kerwin Laudit, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines – Marinduque Airport Manager; Governor Romulo Bacorro; Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco; Atty. JR Mantaring, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.
The Philippines' largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), today launches a direct flight to its newest domestic destination, Marinduque. CEB is proud to be the only airline operating flights in and out of the Marinduque Airport through its subsidiary Cebgo.
The flights will be operated thrice weekly, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, out of the NAIA Terminal 4 (Manila Domestic Terminal) in Manila.
"Being the only carrier flying to and from Marinduque, we are very happy to enable the opening of more resorts, other businesses and other opportunities—prospering growth of the province. Now, more tourists will be able to fly direct to Marinduque to see and experience the island for themselves. At the same time, it will also be easier for residents to fly to Manila and travel to any onward destination, be it domestic or international, through CEB's seamlessly connected network," said Atty. JR Mantaring, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.
Marinduque is well-known for the Moriones Festival held annually during Holy Week. Aside from this, pristine white sand beaches and islands also surround the province, leaving tons more beauty waiting to be discovered.
"The Department of Tourism will always be supportive of the development of the access to Marinduque. Establishing connectivity is very important for us to continue our goal of making sure we place Marinduque, and the rest of MIMAROPA, on tourists' bucketlists," said Mr. Danilo Intong, Regional Director of Region IV-B.
"We are positive that these direct flights will pave the way for our beloved province to be seen and discovered as a world-class eco-tourism destination. We look forward to continue working with Cebu Pacific and other stakeholders as we strive for progress in Marinduque," said Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco.
Marinduque is the 37th domestic destination of Cebu Pacific. Aside from Marinduque, CEB also operates flights to other up-and-coming tourist destinations such as Tablas, Masbate, Siargao and Camiguin.