Now ranks 4th
Asia’s third largest low cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) went up in the rankings in Smart Travel Asia’s Top 10 Budget Airlines of 2009 poll. From last year’s rank of 5th, the airline moved up to 4th place.
SmartTravelAsia.com, Asia’s leading online travel magazine with one million readers worldwide, revealed the results of their May-July 2009 Best in Travel survey recently.
Low cost carriers were rated based on ticket prices, schedule reliability, quality of service, route network and access. Aside from airlines, they also polled their readers in top destinations, hotels and resorts.
“We are happy that the website’s worldwide audience appreciated Cebu Pacific’s great value fares and flights and voted. Our growth and expansion in the Asian and domestic markets are very exciting, and we are glad that people have noticed,” said CEB VP for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog.
“This year, we started flying to 11 new routes. We also expect delivery of two ATR-7200 aircraft by the end of the year, which will surely provide our passengers with convenient air travel, low fares, and more flights, frequencies and destinations,” she added.
In 2009, CEB began services from Manila to Catarman, Virac, Cauayan, Calbayog and Ozamiz; from Cebu to Cotabato, Legazpi, Dumaguete, Siargao and Roxas; and from Davao to Cagayan de Oro.
“To emphasize our lead in innovative offerings online, we also just launched our Twitter promo where all followers of cebupacific5J on www.twitter.com can avail of P1000 discount per one-way flight to any domestic or international destination,” she added.
The Twitter promo is until September 13, 2009, and is valid for travel from September 22 to October 31, 2009.
For more information, call the airline’s reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 232-888, or check the website www.cebupacificair.com .
Since its inception in 1996, CEB has flown over 36 million passengers. Other firsts offered by Cebu Pacific were the all-inclusive fares, prepaid excess baggage, Go Lite fares, and paperless ticketing.