Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cebu Pacific holds P1,299 sale from Mindanao to Manila; offers Japan, Korea, China seats as low as P1,499
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) offers a P1,299 seat sale for all its 10 routes from Mindanao to Manila from April 28-30, 2011 or until seats last, for travel from June 1 to August 31, 2011.
It said the P1,299 seats are up for grabs for those traveling to Manila from Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Surigao or Zamboanga.
Those traveling from Manila to San Jose, from Cebu to Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Surigao or Tacloban, and from Davao to Cagayan de Oro can also avail of P399 seats.
Meanwhile, P1,499 seats are available for those going from Manila to Guangzhou and Taipei. Manila-Beijing and Manila-Shanghai seats are also up for grabs for P1,999.
Those traveling from Manila to Osaka, Busan and Incheon (Seoul), and Cebu to Busan and Incheon (Seoul) can also avail of P2,999 seats. These seat sale fares are up to 57% lower than CEB’s year-round fares for these routes.
“CEB offers the lowest fares in all its routes, and North Asia is no exception. We currently operate 73 weekly flights to Greater China, 7 weekly flights to Taiwan, thrice weekly flights to Osaka in Japan and 18 weekly flights to South Korea,” CEB Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog, said in a statement sent to the Mindanao Examiner.
The airline remains optimistic about expansion in North Asia, especially with a passenger growth of 28% for its Greater China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea routes in the 1st quarter (Q1) of 2011.
CEB flew a total of 381,513 passengers between North Asia and the Philippines in Q1 2011, compared to 298,485 passengers in Q1 2010.
Its Q1 2011 passenger figures went up 73% in Taiwan, 30% in Japan, 31% in South Korea and 23% in Greater China, compared to the same period last year.
“The airline is already set to launch its four times weekly Manila-Pusan flights on June 15, 2011, and is hopeful its applications to Japan will be approved to enable it to expand to cities such as Nagoya and Tokyo in the near future. CEB also plans to increase flights to Beijing and Guangzhou to accommodate passenger demand,” she added.