Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s leading domestic airline will start direct flights from Manila to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam.
The services to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are introduced with a special fare offering of P 499 one-way, a price cut of almost ¬¬¬80% from the current fares for this route. This introductory seat sale will run from January 18 to 24, 2008 and is good for travel from April 10 to June 30, 2008. The promo is non-refundable and is exclusive of surcharges and government tax.
The Manila-Hanoi service will start on April 10, 2008 and is offered three times weekly, (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays), aboard CEB’s A319 aircraft. The flight departs from Manila at 10:50pm and arrives at Noi Bai International Airport at 12:25am of the following day. The return flight leaves Hanoi at 1:10am and arrives in Manila at 4:45am.
Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) will begin on April 11, 2008 and is scheduled every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Using CEB’s 150-seater A319 aircraft, the flight leaves Manila at 10:50pm and lands in the Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 12:15am of the following day. The flight to back Manila leaves at 1:00am and arrives at 4:25am.
Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Product announced, “We are very excited to be flying to Vietnam because we know that this is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Asia. With the launching of these new international destinations, we hope to further encourage trade and tourism between the Philippines and Vietnam. “
CEB is the only airline operating a direct service to Hanoi. After the seat sale, the lowest ‘Go’ fare to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh starts from P999 one-way, still more than 65% lower than the current fares for these routes.
For flight schedules and bookings, passengers can visit www.cebupacificair.com, or call its call center at (02) 70-20-888 or its ticketing offices and accredited travel agencies.
Now in its 12th year, CEB has the youngest fleet of aircraft in the Philippines. CEB flies to 12 international and soon to be 21 domestic destinations with the addition of Boracay (Caticlan) beginning February 29, 2008.