Cebu Pacific launches more regional flights

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 04 2010 05:27 PM | Updated as of Aug 05 2010 02:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Pacific, Asia's third-largest low-cost carrier, has increased flight frequencies to several destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cebu Pacific's twice weekly flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu will get an additional frequency starting October 20.

Beginning October 31, meanwhile, the Gokongwei-led airline will operate daily flights from Cebu to Singapore, and from Manila to Taipei. Cebu Pacific currently flies five times a week to Taipei.

Cebu Pacific is also increasing flights from Manila to Jakarta (four times weekly starting December 19), and Manila to Seoul (twice daily starting January 24, 2011).

Also, three more flights will be added to Cebu Pacific's Manila-Kuala Lumpur service starting December 15.

"CEB is willing to add more flights to serve the flying public should there be a need to do so. With the arrival of three more brand new Airbus A320 aircraft this year, we will continue strengthening our extensive network for the convenience of our guests," said CEB Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

Cebu Pacific is also set to launch direct Manila-Brunei flights on August 21, and Manila-Beijing flights on September 5. The lowest year-round 'Go Lite' fares for these routes are P2,899 and P4,999, respectively. Those with check-in luggage will just add P100 upon booking.

Based on Civil Aeronautics Board data, Cebu Pacific overtook Philippine Airline's passenger numbers in the first quarter of 2010, making it the largest airline in the Philippines.