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Cebu Pacific to boost PHL-JP traffic with new Cebu-Tokyo route

The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) aims to enable even more people to travel between the Philippines and Japan, when it launches direct Cebu-Tokyo-Cebu flights on March 26, 2015.


The seat sale fare for CEB's newest route starts from P3,888, making it ideal for travelers to and from Cebu and surrounding regions. This Cebu-Tokyo seat sale fare is available until November 14, 2014 or until seats last, for travel from March 26 to September 30, 2015.


"We hope to keep contributing to the national tourism agenda, by providing direct access for Japanese leisure travelers to the island of Cebu. Its strategic location in central Philippines makes it the ideal gateway to beach and eco-adventure destinations in other parts of the country," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.


The airline will launch four weekly flights (every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) between Cebu and Tokyo, utilizing its brand-new Airbus A320 fleet. The flight from Cebu will depart at 5:55am, and arrive in Tokyo at 11:20am. The return flight will depart Tokyo at 12:05pm, and arrive in Cebu at 4:25pm.


From the airline's Cebu hub, prime beach, historical, diving and surfing destinations are approximately 35 minutes to one hour away by air. These destinations include Boracay, Camiguin, Siargao, Palawan, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Iloilo and Dumaguete. The island of Bohol is also just a ferry away.


"We are similarly focused on promoting Japan as a top-of-mind destination for Filipinos. With our trademark low fares and extensive Cebu hub network, Japan is more accessible and convenient for more guests," she added.


CEB offers 27 domestic and international destinations from its Cebu hub, and operates approximately 700 weekly flights.


Passengers from the airline's Cebu hub grew by 9.4% from January to September 2014, compared to the same period last year.


CEB's 52-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 29 Airbus A320, 5 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2015 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 9 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft.


For bookings and information, guests can visit or call (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales and details may also be found on Cebu Pacific Air's official Facebook and Twitter pages.


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.

Cebu Pacific Air Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog and Japan Tourism Agency Industry Relations Officer for the Philippines Yosuke Togezaki share a common goal of promoting travel between the Philippines and Japan. CEB is set to launch direct Cebu-Tokyo flights starting March 26, 2015.