- Category: Top News
08 Dec 2012
THE newly launched Cebu-Kuala Lumpur route is expected to boost tourism and people-to-people exchanges between Filipinos and Malaysians.
Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya made this statement as Cebu Pacific launched its Cebu-Kuala Lumpur route maiden flight on Saturday.
The airline company held a send-off ceremony for its maiden Kuala Lumpur-Cebu flight with Malaya, Malaysian Airlines Holdings Bhd. Senior General Manager for Operations Dato’ Azmi Murad, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Commercial Flights Alexander Yao, and other Malaysian and Philippine officials.
The Kuala Lumpur-Cebu route is the third of Cebu Pacific’s Malaysian routes, along with Kuala Lumpur to Manila, and Manila to Kota Kinabalu. The airline flies from Kuala Lumpur to Manila twice daily and from Manila to Kota Kinabalu once a day.
The new route will allow Malaysians to see the historical and cultural wonders of Cebu, such as the Magellan’s Cross and the image of the Child Jesus, experience the beaches of Malapascua and Bantayan Islands, and savor Cebu delicacies such as its world-famous mangoes and delectable seafood.
Cebu is the gateway to nearby provinces such as Bohol, which boasts of the Chocolate Hills, the Loboc River cruise and the popular tarsier reserve, and the highly acclaimed beaches of Boracay, as well as attractions in Mindanao such as Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Cotabato.
The Department of Tourism recently launched the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign. It aims to generate 10 million tourist arrivals in 2016 from around 3.5 million as of October 2012.