Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier to the ASEAN region, will operate a direct service from Cebu to Macau starting April 5, 2008 with a special introductory fare offer of P999 one-way. The Cebu-Macau seat sale will run from February 20 to 25, 2008 and is good for travel from April 5 to June 30, 2008.
The direct Cebu-Macau flight is initially introduced with a twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) evening service and will become a four-times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday) day-time service beginning May 8, 2008.
Lance Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO announced, “We are proud to be the only airline to operate this route and we are confident that this will further encourage travel and tourism for both Cebu and Macau. Our Cebu–Macau service will also give travelers from both markets an opportunity to compare and visit the colonial heritage and cosmopolitan sites each destination has to offer.”
After the seat sale, fare to Macau start from P1,499 one way, exclusive of taxes and surcharges.
“Macau is the seventh international destination we will operate directly from Cebu. This will allow us to provide more options for our guests who may also opt to visit Macau and return to Cebu via Hong Kong. This new offering shows our commitment to further strengthen our Cebu hub operation,” he added.
The airline explained that its will also offer a four-times weekly Davao-Macau service as a domestic to international connection via Cebu.
Narzalina Lim, General Manager of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said, "The Macau Government Tourist Office in the Philippines welcomes Cebu Pacific's announcement of its direct flights from Cebu to Macau starting April 2008. These flights will open up Macau as a destination for people in the Visayas and parts of Mindanao who will no longer need to fly to Manila to be able to visit Macau.”
“We’re also happy to provide our Filipino overseas workers in Macau a direct service to Cebu that will easily link them to the islands in the Visayas and Mindanao. Our very low fares will allow them to come home more often.” Gokongwei added.
CEB also announced today its new offering of a direct Manila-Kaohsiung service starting June 7, 2008. The new route is also being introduced with a promotional fare of P999 one-way, exclusive of government taxes and surcharges. The best way to buy tickets is through www.cebupacificair.com.
Now in its 12th year, 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 with the addition of Boracay (Caticlan) beginning February 29, 2008.