Low-fare leader Cebu Pacific (CEB) is offering more than 500,000 domestic and international seats at zero fares. The promotional seat sale will run from May 15 to 18, 2008 or until the allocated seats are sold out. Travel period is from June 9 to December 31, 2008.
CEB allocated more than 100,000 seats for its international routes that include: Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Taipei, Shanghai, Singapore and Xiamen. More than 400,000 seats have been allocated for all of CEB’s domestic routes.
Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and product, said, “This is our biggest seat sale, to date. We are offering yet another first in Philippine aviation history by offering zero fares to international destinations as well. This is to further stimulate domestic and international travel in spite of rising fuel costs. We hope that the riding public will take advantage of this promotion.”
The airfare is free. Passengers will only pay for taxes, as well as fuel and insurance surcharges which are non-refundable. Iyog explained, “The best way to book flights is via CEB’s website, www.cebupacificair.com.”
The airline continues its expansion with the delivery of its 18th brand new Airbus aircraft last week, which brings its fleet to a total of 20 aircraft. CEB also has a sub-fleet of 2 ATR 72 aircraft.
Now in its 13th year, CEB operates flights to 21 domestic destinations. Its international destinations will soon increase to 16 with the addition of Kaohsiung and Kota Kinabalu in the coming months.