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>PRESS RELEASES / March 14, 2003

Cebu Pacific to Expand Domestic Service

Manila, Philippines – Cebu Pacific further strengthens its foothold in the domestic arena with the introduction of its daily flights between Manila and Puerto Princesa last March 27 and thrice weekly flights between Cebu and Butuan last March 29.

Departing Manila at 6:00 am and Puerto Princesa at 7:50 am, this service aims to boost the promotion of Palawan as a primary destination for local and international travelers.

“The natural attractions of Palawan are magnificent,” said Salvador Ramirez, Cebu Pacific’s VP/GM for Sales. “White sand beaches, clear azure water, bountiful marine life and an abundance of exotic species, not to mention the Tabon Caves and the world’s longest underground river. Palawan is really an eco-tourism haven with a rich history, and one of the Philippines’ most amazing places.”

Ramirez added, “Traffic for business travelers is also growing. Palawan is moving forward in terms of economic development with its natural gas field projects.”

For the Cebu – Butuan service, flights are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing Mactan International Airport at 11:15 in the morning and the Bancasi Airport in Butuan City at 12:30 PM.

“This is the latest addition to our inter-island service,” said Ramirez. “These flights will cater to the growing traffic of businessmen who travel from Cebu to the Caraga region, a hub of industrial activity. Butuan is the trading center of the region and known for being one of the top producers of rice in the country.”

Correspondingly, Cebu is the metropolis of Visayas and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.

In addition, the airline also started service between Cebu and Puerto Princesa four times weekly last April 11.