The Philippines' leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) launched direct flights between Davao and Bacolod today, January 25, 2014, linking Bacolod to another key Mindanao destination. CEB launched direct flights from Bacolod to Cagayan de Oro last October 2012.
Utilizing an Airbus A320 aircraft, the flight departed Davao at 7:25am and arrived in Bacolod at 8:35am. The return flight departed Bacolod at 9:15am and arrived in Davao at 10:25am.
The thrice weekly service boosts CEB's Davao and Bacolod operations. From Davao, CEB now flies to eight destinations: Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Dipolog and Puerto Princesa. Meanwhile, from Bacolod, CEB operates flights to Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.
The lowest year-round fare for the Davao-Bacolod route is PHP1,288.
CEB VP for Corporate Affairs Jorenz Tanada said during the maiden flight launch, "Inter-island routes can now take everyJuan to their destinations quicker, more often, on the lowest fare available. EveryJuan can now go home for the weekend or bring their families on vacation somewhere new. Business meetings can be done in one day, even if the appointment is miles away."
"We hope that with our expansion, more travelers of varied economic backgrounds will find the Philippines accessible, and with a vibrant tourism sector. It has been our long-time commitment to be a partner in nation-building by boosting tourism and trade in the destinations we fly to," he added.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB's official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Those still booking flights may also sign up to be a CEB Club member through the Cebu Pacific website, for seat sale alerts, easy management of flights and travel funds, and a faster booking process.
CEB's 48-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 28 Airbus A320, 2 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 14 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 4 Airbus A330 aircraft.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
CEB launches maiden Davao-Bacolod flight. (L-R): At the ribbon cutting ceremony were Philippine Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Art Boncato Jr., Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Engr Agnes Udang, CEB VP for Corporate Affairs Jorenz Tanada and Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre representing the Office of the Mayor, with cabin crew.