Cebu Pacific launches 3 new Visayas routes

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Budget carrier Cebu Pacific launched reinforces its position in the Visayas region with the launch of three more routes.

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Starting tomorrow, CEB will officially be the only carrier flying daily between Cebu and Ormoc and Cebu and Roxas City; and four times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) between Cebu and Calbayog using the ATR 72-500 aircraft.

With these new destinations, CEB now has serves a total of 36 domestic destinations giving more travelers easier access to the continually-growing network of Cebu Pacific.

The lowest all-in year-round fare, one-way for Cebu to Calbayog is P1,983, Cebu to Ormoc is P1,647 and Cebu to Roxas City is P2,039.

“CEB remains committed to offer the most convenient choices for passengers at the lowest fares possible. With these additional routes in and out of the Queen City of the South, more guests can now easily explore the Visayas region,” said Alexander Lao, CEB President and CEO.

“At the same time, locals can now connect not only to Cebu and Manila, but to international destinations as well. Rest assured, we will continue to persist in expanding our horizons and promote trade and tourism in the destinations we operate in,” Lao added.

The addition of these new routes will also foster stronger cargo services within Calbayog and Ormoc, and will soon expand in the whole of the Visayas region.

Based on the current data released by the Civil Aeronautics Board, Cebu Pacific Air group is now the largest domestic cargo carrier, covering 50 percent of the market.

The airline also delivered nearly 165 million kilos of cargo to domestic and international destinations in 2015.

The company services more than 2,000 accounts, tailor-fitting products to their clients’ domestic and international cargo needs. This includes express cargo service, seamless transshipment, and 30 interline partnerships for worldwide reach.

In 2015, over 4.4 million passengers were flown to and from Cebu. Cebu routes covered about 24.5 percent of CEB’s seat capacity for 2015. With the addition of these new routes, CEB now has a total of 25 domestic routes in Cebu catering to the ever-increasing travel demand.

Aside from Cebu, CEB also operates flights out of five other strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Davao, Clark, Kalibo, and Iloilo. The airline’s extensive network covers over 100 routes and 66 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the USA.

CEB’s 58-strong fleet is comprised of six Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500, and two ATR 72-600 aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of two more brand-new Airbus A330, 32 Airbus A321neo, and 14 ATR 72-600 aircraft.

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