MANILA – The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) slashed its fares with a 50% off seat sale to all international and domestic destinations from May 31 to June 3 or until seats last. This is for travel from August 1 to October 31, airline executives said on Monday.
“We are putting more than 500,000 seats on this system-wide seat sale. We are also extending the seat sale period to five days to give more people the opportunity to book CEB’s trademark low fares,” CEB Vice President for Marketing and Distribution, Candice Iyog, said in a statement sent to the Mindanao Examiner.
She said CEB offers its 16 international destinations - Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Singapore, Shanghai and Taipei - in the seat sale.
It also flies to 33 domestic destinations including top tourist destinations like Boracay, Cebu, Laoag, Clark, Puerto Princesa, Coron, Siargao, Surigao, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.
“CEB has the most extensive route network in the Philippines, playing a big part in the country’s tourism objectives. With seat sales such as this, passengers from South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, among others, can book low fares to more than one destination in the Philippines,” Iyog said, adding “passengers can also utilize CEB’s network in Asia to get from North Asia to Southeast Asia and vice versa, via the Philippines.”
CEB currently operates 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 less than 3.5 years – one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2014, Cebu Pacific will take an additional 16 Airbus A320 aircraft. (Mindanao Examiner)