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>PRESS RELEASES / April 3, 2008

Cebu Pacific strengthens Cebu hub with direct flights to Boracay, Macau and Bangkok

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s leading airline to the ASEAN region, will start flying direct from Cebu to Boracay (Caticlan), Macau and Bangkok starting April 4, 5 and 6, respectively, giving passengers to and from the Visayas and Mindanao region convenient access to Boracay and to the Asian region.

With the two additional international services, CEB now flies seven non-stop services from Cebu including Hong Kong, Pusan, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei.

Candice Iyog, CEB spokesperson said, “With these three new routes, we hope to further raise foreign travel interest and boost tourism and trade across the country. This will also provide greater flexibility and convenience for those who are based in the Visayas and Mindanao region.”

Meanwhile, Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 7 director, Patria Aurora Roa, said, “The industry is delighted, especially the Department of Tourism, about the additional flights coming into Cebu because it will open up opportunities for foreign tourists to have more access to Cebu.”

“We congratulate Cebu Pacific and we hope that they can make both Macau and Bangkok flights viable.  In fact, DOT is willing to make the flights even more viable through hosting familiarization tours for media who want to write about Cebu,” Roa added.

CEB is the biggest airline operating in Cebu offering 254 domestic flights and 58 international flights weekly; more than 300 flights a week. Whereas, closest competition operate a total of 168 flights a week. 

Now in its 13th year, CEB continues to have the youngest fleet in the Philippines. CEB flies to 12, soon to be 15 international destinations, with the addition of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and Kaohsiung. CEB also operates flights to 21 domestic destinations.