The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) launches two international routes today, in line with its continuing commitment to boost tourism to the Philippines. CEB began operating its Kalibo-Hong Kong and Manila-Xiamen services today.
“We are proud to offer these convenient linkages for Chinese and Hong Kong tourists to the Philippines, allowing them the fastest access to Boracay and Manila on the lowest fares. The Philippines is truly more accessible now to more foreign travelers of varied economic backgrounds, because of a very extensive network that only Cebu Pacific can offer,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
CEB sends off its maiden Kalibo-Hong flight at 2:35pm in Kalibo, arriving in Hong Kong at 5:05pm. After a send-off program in Hong Kong, the maiden return flight will leave Hong Kong at 5:50pm, and arrive in Kalibo at 8:20pm.
The airline also celebrates its maiden Manila-Xiamen flight with a send-off program. The Monday, Wednesday, Friday service leaves Manila at 08:30pm, and arrives in Xiamen at 10:45pm. The return flight leaves Xiamen at 11:30pm, and arrives in Manila at 1:45am.
Both routes are thrice weekly services, using CEB’s largest and youngest aircraft fleet in the Philippines.
Lowest year-round fares for both these routes start at P2,499. CEB also flies to Manila daily from Shanghai, thrice weekly from Guangzhou, and four times weekly from Beijing. CEB also operates six times daily flights from Hong Kong to Cebu, Clark and Manila, as well as daily flights from Macau to Manila and up to four times weekly flights from Macau to Clark.
CEB offers the most connectivity, flights and routes to Hong Kong than any other airline. The airline just launched Manila-Hanoi flights last March 17, and will launch Manila-Siem Reap flights on April 19.
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 and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
Iyog added that guests can also book hotel deals through its partnership with agoda.com, the leading Asia-based online hotel reservations company that specializes in the lowest discount hotel prices. Its network includes more than 160,000 hotels worldwide.
In its 16th year of operations, CEB had flown over 60 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 33 domestic and 19 international destinations. The airline also remains a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry by being the first to offer web check-in, self check-in, e-ticketing, Lite Fares and One Peso seat sales.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders, and 1 Airbus A320 aircraft on operating lease agreement.