CEBU Air Inc., operator of Cebu Pacific (CEB), will launch six more inter-island routes in the fourth quarter of the year.
Starting October 4, the budget airline will launch thrice weekly flights between Cebu and Busuanga, and between Tacloban and Legazpi. Both routes will operate on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday frequency, using an ATR 72-500.
The following day, the airline will also launch the following flights: Davao-Butuan (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), Davao-Dipolog (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), and Tacloban-Iloilo (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Cebu Pacific will mount an Airbus A319 service between Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro starting October 20. This will be a thrice-weekly service every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
“Cebu Pacific currently offers 63 domestic routes to 32 domestic destinations, providing passengers with the fastest access to key cities and destinations in the country. With these six new routes, CEB can offer the best connectivity options and the lowest fares to its guests, as well as promote trade and tourism in the destinations it flies to,” said Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and distribution.
“We will accept delivery of three more brand-new Airbus A320s in the second half of 2012, and seven more in 2013. We look forward to expanding our route network to better serve the ever-growing traveling public in the Philippines,” she added.
Cebu Pacific will hold an introductory P488 all-in seat sale for these new routes until August 2 or until seats last. This is for travel from October 4 to December 18. The P488-priced all-in seats are available from Davao to Butuan or Dipolog, from Tacloban to Legazpi or Iloilo, from Cebu to Busuanga, and from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga.
CEB will also hold a seat sale for its recently announced new routes, for travel from November 8 to January 31, 2013. Passengers can also buy P488 all-in seats from Iloilo to Puerto Princesa and General Santos, and from Cagayan de Oro to Bacolod. P1,488-priced all-in seats are also available from Iloilo to Hong Kong or Singapore.
Cebu Pacific currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and eight ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 airplanes is the largest fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the third quarter of 2013.
In its 16th year of operations, the airline had flown over 60 million passengers. It provides access to an extensive network in the Philippines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations.