First Philippine carrier to remove surcharges
Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading low-fare
airline, removes fuel and insurance surcharges for all domestic flight bookings
starting January 7, 2009.
Candice Iyog, CEB spokesman, said, “We are committed to offering the public
the most affordable fares coupled with the newest planes. In fact, we have made
air travel a viable option for those who would normally travel by bus or ferry.
We will continue to give EveryJuan more reasons to fly as we expect to take
delivery of six brand new aircraft in 2009.”
Iyog explained that the removal of fuel and insurance surcharges will now
allow passengers to easily compare airfare with the fares of buses and ferries.
The airline also cuts its fuel and insurance surcharge for select
international routes. CEB’s Manila-Bangkok and Clark-Bangkok one-way surcharges
are slashed from USD80 to USD50 and USD80 to USD60, respectively.
Moreover, CEB’s Manila-Osaka one-way surcharges are lowered from USD110 to
USD100 and Manila-Hong Kong surcharges are reduced from USD45 to USD40 per
Iyog concluded, “We encourage everyone to book their flights via www.cebupacificair.com , call the
reservations hotline (632) 70-20-888, or visit their nearest travel agents.”
CEB has the most number of inter-island routes and connections from its hubs
in Clark, Manila, Cebu and Davao. It will fly to 28 domestic destination and 15