Budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB), the airline business unit of JG Summit
Holdings Inc., is offering its low fares on credit to the government to help its
various agencies save on travel expenses.
Agencies can have a pre-approved credit limits depending on their
requirements, Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and product,
The program has already enrolled 31 government agencies, from only one as of
“Our ’all inclusive’ fare program fits the government’s need for austerity
measures, offering savings of up to 35% compared to fares from other local
airlines,” Iyog said.
Some foreign embassies have also enrolled in the program, Iyog added.
“These institutional accounts have been on the rise as well and we expect
this to further grow since we have reduced our fares, offer the most number of
domestic flights, and serve the most number of both ASEAN and local destinations
among local airlines,” she said.
The airline early this month announced an effective reduction on a permanent
basis in its fares by as much as 32%. This allows government units and private
companies to travel more for the same travel budget or even save and fly the
Various government agencies and units also get great savings for using CEB
for their international trips in CEB’s rapidly growing network in Asia.
Aurora Tandoc from the Office of the Deputy General Manager of the Philippine
Tourism Authority explained, “CEB’s online booking system for government
partners allows us to save much on our travel budget since we get to purchase
the lowest available fares. It is also very convenient to use and allows us to
confirm bookings for urgent travel requirements.”
“With the rising oil prices dampening travel worldwide, we believe reducing
our fares is the best way to keep people flying,” Iyog said.