Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier to the ASEAN region
will start flying a direct service from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on
July 18, 2008
The new service is introduced with a promo fare offer of P499, a price cut of
more than 93% from current fares for this route. The Kota Kinabalu seat sale
will run from April 11 to 17, 2008 and is good for travel from July 18 to
September 30, 2008. Fare is exclusive of surcharges and government tax.
CEB’s Manila–Kota Kinabalu A319 service is scheduled to operate every Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday. The flight departs from Manila at 4:40pm, and arrives in
Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 6:30pm. The return flight leaves for
Manila at 7:15pm and arrives at 9:05pm.
CEB is the only Filipino carrier operating this route. Kota Kinabalu is the
second city that CEB will fly to in Malaysia. CEB also offers a four-times
weekly service to Kuala Lumpur.
“We are very happy to launch flights to Kota Kinabalu because of the large
population of overseas Filipino workers and Filipino communities in this
destination. We are quite positive that, with our low fares, the public will be
taking advantage of this new offering to explore what both destinations have to
offer,” Lance Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO said.
After the seat sale, the lowest ‘Go’ fare to Kota Kinabalu starts from P999
one-way, which is still 86% lower than the current fares for this route. The
best way to purchase tickets is through CEB airline’s website, www.cebupacificair.com.
Now in its 13th year, CEB continues to have the youngest fleet in the
Philippines. CEB flies to 12, soon to be 16 international destinations, with the
addition of Hanoi tonight, Ho Chi Minh tomorrow, Kaohsiung in June, and Kota
Kinabalu in July. CEB also operates flights to 21 domestic destinations.