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