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>PRESS RELEASES / July 18, 2008

Cebu Pacific starts direct Manila–Kota Kinabalu service today

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier to the ASEAN region inaugurates its direct service from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia today.

Using CEB’s brand new Airbus A319 aircraft, the flight departs from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at 4:40pm, and arrives in Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 6:30pm. The return flight leaves for Manila at 7:00pm and arrives at 8:50pm. The flight operates every Monday and Friday.

The lowest one-way year round fare for this route begins at P999. Fare is exclusive of taxes and surcharges.

CEB is the only Filipino carrier operating this route. Kota Kinabalu is the second city that CEB flies to in Malaysia. CEB also offers a four-times weekly service to Kuala Lumpur from Manila.

“We are happy to provide affordable low fares to the public that will allow them to visit both Kota Kinabalu and Manila more frequently. The direct service will provide ease and convenience for tourists and returning residents to the Philippines as they depart and arrive directly in Manila.” Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for marketing and product, said.

She added, “Our entry to this market will also provide our fellow Filipino overseas workers the opportunity to spend their weekends here at home with their families and relatives because now they can afford to.”

She concluded that the best way to book flights is through CEB airline’s website,

Now in its 13th year, CEB has the youngest fleet in the Philippines. It has a fleet of ten A319s, eight A320s, and two ATR72-500 aircraft. The airline expects to increase its fleet to 25 by the end of 2008