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>PRESS RELEASES / February 14, 2009

Cebu Pacific flies to Catarman and Virac; Starts Cebu-Legaspi service today

Cebu Pacific (CEB) will start its Manila-Catarman, Manila-Virac, and Cebu-Legaspi services today, February 14, using its seventh brand new ATR 72-500 aircraft.

The new services will fly four times weekly, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The lowest year-round Go Lite fare is P1,188 all in.

Operating to new destinations from Manila, namely Catarman in Samar, Leyte and Virac in Catanduanes, Bicol, is part of the airline’s nation building efforts.

“CEB is continuously expanding its domestic network because we want to help boost development within the country by linking islands together through an affordable means of transportation,” said Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and distribution. “Easier access to these areas can lead to more vibrant tourism and business activities.

“A faster, affordable and more convenient way to get to Samar and Catanduanes encourages people to go home to their provinces more often. Or maybe even bring their friends to visit their hometowns. CEB is all about giving people more choices.” Iyog added.

CEB will also service a new route, Cebu – Legaspi. This increases the airline’s total number of weekly flights from Cebu, its second hub, to 412 from 406. Currently, CEB is the only airline that flies between Visayas and Bicol.

Iyog said that the best way to book CEB flights is via the airline’s website, www.cebupacifcair.com. “Booking online is quick and easy.”

CEB has flown 6.7 million passengers in 2008. It now has a fleet of 10 A319, 11 A320, and seven ATR 72-500 aircraft. The airline flies to 15 international cities and 29, soon to be 31 domestic destinations.