CEB boosts Mindanao connectivity with more flights

Subscribe Now May 20, 2013 at 04:31pm

The Philippines' largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) increases connectivity to and from Mindanao, by adding flight frequencies and options to travelers headed for Zamboanga, Tawi-Tawi and Davao.

Starting June 15, 2013, CEB will add two weekly flights using an Airbus A320 aircraft between Cebu and Zamboanga, making it a six times weekly service.

Meanwhile, starting July 1, 2013, CEB will add thrice weekly flights from Manila to Zamboanga, and from Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi, making it a 24 times weekly service and a daily service, respectively.

The airline will operate a total of 32 weekly flights between Cebu and Davao also starting July 1, 2013, with the addition of four more weekly flights.

"Cebu Pacific continues to develop its routes and hubs in Mindanao, to further benefit Philippine tourism and trade. These additional flights mean more choices for our guests, be it same-day returns for business meetings or more opportunities for travel due to seat sales," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

In Q1 2013, CEB grew its domestic passengers to and from Zamboanga by 17%, as well as its Davao hub in Davao by 20%.Travel between the Visayas and Mindanao also grew by 13%, while travel within Mindanao grew by 45%. CEB launched multiple flights from Iloilo, Davao and Cagayan de Oro in the 4th quarter of 2012.

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 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 is slated to launch the following routes: Cebu-Masbate (June 1, 2013), Cebu-Taipei (July 5, 2013), Manila-Phuket (August 16, 2013), as well as the airline's first long haul flights from Manila to Dubai (October 7, 2013).

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 25 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 43 aircraft is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 17 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders.

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.

Source: 4-traders



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