New Cebu Pacific flights from Davao to boost tourism

Subscribe Now June 21, 2017 at 01:16pm

NEW Cebu Pacific direct domestic flights from Davao are seen as another door of opportunities for the local tourism industry especially for the upcoming Kadayawan Festival, said City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) official.

By July 26, Cebu Pacific will have scheduled flights three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between Davao and Dumaguete.

They will also fly four times a week from Davao to Tacloban and vice versa starting July 27. Schedules will be every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The flights will be carried by the Cebgo fleet of ATR aircraft.

“We’re very happy with these updates as it means opportunities for us. We’re deep into planning for Kadayawan so we’ll include these new routes in our plans. We’re going all out now with preparations and events. We’re setting up a Kadayawan Village at Magsaysay Park and hoping that Dabawenyos will also help promote and join the activities,” said CTOO Head Generose Tecson.

It was earlier reported that the tourism sector in Davao City had been “slightly affected” by the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao especially with the hotel bookings, accommodations, and events being cancelled for security purposes.

Aside from the direct Davao flights to be launched by the last week of July, Cebu Pacific will also launch flights between Cebu and Masbate, Zamboanga and Cotabato, and Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga.


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