Offers PHP1 introductory fare
The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) will launch direct flights between Cebu and Tandag, the capital city of the province of Surigao del Sur, on June 30, 2014. Tandag will be the airline's 34th domestic destination.
"We're very proud to be soon launching Cebu-Tandag flights, as part of our continuous commitment to enable everyJuan to fly. We hope that with direct air services to Tandag and our trademark lowest fares, we can further stimulate travel and trade to Surigao del Sur, for the benefit of the local economy," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
According to Philippine Department of Tourism data, tourist arrivals to Surigao del Sur reached approximately 45,000 in 2013. Tandag in Surigao del Sur is the gateway to the Enchanted River, the Britania Group of Islands, Cagwait Beach, Tinuy-an Falls and the surfing spot of Lanuza.
"We continue to develop our inter-island network, so an hour and five minute flight can replace longer trips through ferries and buses. This service complements our existing Surigao, Siargao, Butuan services in the Caraga region of Mindanao," she added.
Utilizing a 72-seater ATR aircraft, the maiden flight will depart Cebu at 11:10am, and arrive in Tandag at 12:15pm. The return flight will depart Tandag at 12:35pm, and arrive in Cebu at 1:40pm.
"Cebu Pacific's Cebu-Tandag direct flights will surely encourage more tourists to visit, and prompt the local government units to develop other tourism assets in the area. DOT Caraga is also very hopeful that with this increased accessibility, more investments will flow into this part of the country, and local businesses can expand and become more competitive," said Department of Tourism Region 13 (Caraga) Regional Director Leticia Tan.
Starting June 30, 2014, this will be a thrice weekly service (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) boosting CEB's Cebu hub operations with direct flights to tourist destinations. CEB already offers direct flights from Cebu to Camiguin, Dumaguete, Siargao, Coron, Puerto Princesa, Caticlan (Boracay), Legazpi and Davao, among others.
To introduce the new route, CEB offers a PHP1 seat sale for Cebu-Tandag flights until May 16, 2014 or until seats last. This is for travel from June 29 to December 15, 2014.
After the seat sale, the lowest year-round fare for the Cebu-Tandag route is PHP588.
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.
CEB's 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 30 Airbus A320, 3 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 3 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.