Cebu Pacific (CEB), will mount additional frequencies to
Singapore, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Boracay (Caticlan), Busuanga
(Coron, Palawan), and for its Davao-Zamboanga service in anticipation of strong
demand in the summer season.
Starting March 29, CEB will add four weekly mid-day flights to its current
twice daily Manila-Singapore service. The airline will also increase the
frequency of its Cebu-Hong Kong flights from four-times weekly to daily; and
augment its Ho Chi Minh service with a Saturday flight.
This further strengthens CEB’s position as the leading carrier from the
Philippines to ASEAN region, operating 24 international routes from the
airline’s hubs in Clark, Manila, Cebu, and Davao.
Domestically, CEB will increase its Manila-Boracay (Caticlan) service to
77-times weekly from 56-times weekly. The airline also ups its Cebu-Caticlan
frequency to twice daily from once daily.
CEB will also add three flights to its Manila-Busuanga service, making it a
twice daily service. It will also increase the frequency of its Davao-Zamboanga
service to daily from four-times weekly.
The airline will use its eighth ATR 72-500 aircraft to mount the additional
domestic flights in time for the summer peak. This brings CEB’s weekly domestic
flights to 1,206 from 1,152.
“We hope to continue stimulating air travel in these sought after
destinations,” Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and distribution,
“Aside from the increased frequencies, CEB will still offer its low fares and
brand new aircraft to its passengers. We hope that this will draw more local and
foreign tourists to these areas,” Iyog added.
CEB recently removed its surcharges for its international flights, reducing
its fares by up to 17%. CEB is the only Philippine carrier who has completely
removed all surcharges for both domestic and international services. Passengers
booking international flights just need to pay for the fare and government
Iyog concluded, “We encourage travelers to book their flights early through
CEB’s website, www.cebupacificair.com , or through
their nearest travel agent.”