June 7, 2008 – Low-fare leader Cebu Pacific (CEB) inaugurates its three-times
weekly service from Manila to Kaohsiung, Taiwan today.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, CEB’s A319 service departs from Manila at 11:40am
and arrives at the Kaohsiung International Airport at 1:25pm. The return flight
leaves Kaohsiung at 1:55pm and arrives in Manila at 2:40pm.
On Saturdays, the flight leaves Manila at 4:55pm and lands in Kaohsiung at
6:40pm. It departs for Manila at 7:10pm and arrives at 8:55pm.
“Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan and is our fifteenth
international destination. We are confident that this will increase
accessibility for trade between the country’s capital and the industrial
development zone in the Southern region of Taiwan,” Candice Iyog, CEB VP for
Marketing and Product said.
CEB is the only Filipino airline operating a direct service to Kaohsiung. It
also operates a five-times weekly service between Manila and Taipei.
“We hope that with our trademark year round low fares Filipino overseas
workers can now go home more frequently and more Taiwanese residents would
explore the heritage attractions in Luzon.”
The lowest year round one-way fare to Kaohsiung starts from P1,499, exclusive
of taxes and surcharges. Passengers may book their tickets via
CEB has a fleet of ten A319s, eight A320s, and two ATR 72-500 aircraft. The
airline flies to 16 international destinations with the addition of Kota
Kinabalu next month. It will also add Tuguegarao and Naga,in its domestic
network this June and San Jose (Mindoro) in July.