Friday, May 20, 2011

Cebu Pacific goes all out in Cebu hub seat sale

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 20, 2011) - Cebu Pacific (CEB) airlines announced on Friday that it put its entire Cebu hub on sale beginning Saturday up Monday next week or until seats last, for travel from July 1 to September 30, 2011, executives told the Mindanao Examiner.

“We would like to offer more guests the option of traveling to or from Cebu, since CEB operates the most flights, frequencies, seats and destinations from Cebu,” said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Distribution.

“Strategically located, Cebu provides easy access for international guests who wish to proceed straight to our popular beach and diving destinations. Surigao, Siargao, Dumaguete and Zamboanga, among others, can be reached faster and at more affordable fares with our direct flights from Cebu,” she added.

She said passengers can purchase P599 seats from Cebu to Manila, Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban or Zamboanga.

The airline’s international flights from Cebu are also on sale and P1,499 seats are up for grabs from Cebu to Hong Kong or Singapore, as well as P2,999 seats from Cebu to Busan and Incheon in South Korea.

Meanwhile, those traveling from Manila to Brunei or Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam can buy P1,499 seats, while those going from Manila to Jakarta, Indonesia can avail of P2,999 seats.

Iyog also encouraged guests to avail of their Prepaid Baggage Allowances upon booking, for travel savings as much as 63% on domestic flights compared to buying baggage allowance at the airport.

“Guests can also do web check-in for a faster and hassle-free airport experience. Those without credit cards can also book online and pay through CEB’s payment centers, such as over-the-counter bank transactions, ATM, online banking and mobile banking,” she said.

CEB operates the most number of routes and flights in the Philippines, using the youngest aircraft fleet in the country. This is composed of 10 Airbus A319, 15 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. By the end of 2011, CEB will be operating a fleet of 37 aircraft – with an average age of 3.5 years – one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2014, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of an additional 16 Airbus A320 aircraft.

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