MANILA, Philippines – Cebu Pacific has announced the launch of domestic flights from Cebu to new domestic destinations: Camiguin Island in northern Mindanao and Masbate in the Bicol Region.
The low cost carrier will begin their flights to these new destinations on April 15 for Camiguin and June 1 for Masbate using their ATR 72-500 aircraft fleet.
“With these new flights, Cebu Pacific continues to drive tourism and trade to new regions in the Philippines. We now operate flights to 34 Philippine destinations, on 62 city-pairings or routes. This gives our local and foreign tourists the opportunity to visit more destinations in one trip,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
The flights from Cebu to Camiguin will operate 3 times a week every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, departing Cebu at 6:45am and arriving in Camiguin at 7:25am. The return flight will depart Camiguin at 7:45am and arrive in Cebu at 8:25am.
Camiguin is known for its volcanoes, hot and cold springs, Lanzones Festival every October and Sunken Cemetery. Camiguin was previously accessible only by bus, fast craft or ferry from Cagayan de Oro.
The flights from Cebu to Masbate will operate four times a week every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday departing Cebu at 6:15am and arriving in Masbate at 7:10am. The return flight will depart Masbate at 7:30am and arrive in Cebu at 8:25am.
The island of Masbate is known for its scuba diving spots, including the Manta Ray Bowl at the Ticao Pass, as well as the Rodeo Masbateno, a rodeo festival which takes place every April.
To introduce these routes, Cebu Pacific is holding a P1 seat sale from March 7 to 8, 2013 or until seats last for travel from November 1 to December 12, 2013 and from January 13 to March 31, 2014.
After the seat sale period, the lowest year round fares start at P588 for the Cebu-Camiguin route and P688 for the Cebu-Masbate route.
Aside from Camiguin and Masbate, Cebu Pacific is scheduled to start its Manila to Bali service on March 16 and its Manila to Dubai service on October 7, 2013. – Rappler.com