Cebu Pacific to open Cebu routes in Nov

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LISTED budget carrier Cebu Air Inc. will soon offer three new Cebu routes in a bid to boost its presence in the Visayas region.

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Starting November 19, Cebu Pacific will offer daily flights between Cebu and Ormoc and Cebu and Roxas City. It will also fly four times a week—Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday—between Cebu and Calbayog. The three routes will be served by its ATR 72-500 aircraft.

“Cebu Pacific remains steadfast in providing the best connectivity options for passengers at lowest fare in the market. With the additional routes in and out of Cebu, the Queen City of the South, more guests can travel and visit scenic spots in the Visayas region,” JR Mantaring, Cebu Air vice president for corporate affairs, said in a statement.

“We will continue to expand our reach that will cater to our valued guests and boost trade and tourism agendas in the destinations that we operate in,” Mantaring said.

As an introductory offer, Cebu Pacific will offer an all-in seat sale of P599 for all the three routes during the July 5 to 7 booking period, or until seats last. Travel period is from November 19, 2016 until March 31, 2017.

The lowest all-in fares from the regular flights are pegged at P1927 for the Cebu to Calbayog route, P1591 for Cebu to Ormoc, and P1983 for Cebu to Roxas.

The company said the expansion of flights to Cebu will raise the budget carrier’s domestic routes in Cebu to 25 amid an “ever-increasing” domestic travel demand.

Cebu Air cited that in 2015, more than 4.4 million passengers were flown to and from Cebu.

The Gokongwei-led airline also operates flights in five regional hubs nationwide — Manila, Davao, Clark, Kalibo, and Iloilo.

It also has an extensive network of over 90 routes and 64 destinations spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the United States.

Cebu Pacific’s 57-strong fleet is comprised of seven Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330, and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft. The airline expects delivery of two new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft between 2016 and 2021.

Gokongwei-owned Cebu Air is the major low-cost carrier in the Philippines, offering budget airline services to various regional destinations and routes nationwide.

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