BACOLOD CITY, April 3 (PNA) — The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) will launch direct flights between the island of Cebu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 5, 2013. This strengthens the airline’s Cebu hub with a total of seven international routes.
“CEB believes this new route will open up tourism and trade opportunities between the Philippines and Taiwan, and provide tourists with the lowest fare alternative on the most extensive network in the Philippines,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Taiwan is one of Asia’s most unique destinations, with top attractions including the Sun Moon Lake, the Alishan National Scenic Area, and the National Palace Museum.
CEB’s Cebu-Taipei twice weekly service will be every Monday and Friday. It will depart Cebu at 7:40pm and arrive in Taipei at 10:20pm. The return flight will depart Taipei at 11:05pm, and arrive in Cebu at 1:45am.
To introduce its newest route, CEB holds a P699 Cebu-Taipei seat sale from April 4 to 5, 2013 or until seats last. This is valid for travel from July 5 to September 30, 2013. After the seat sale, lowest year-round fares from Cebu to Taipei start at P2,399.
Aside from Taipei, CEB flies direct from Cebu to Hong Kong, Singapore, Pusan, Incheon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and 22 domestic destinations.
CEB is also scheduled to start direct flights from Cebu to Camiguin (April 15) and Masbate (June 1). It will also launch its first long-haul destination, Dubai, with direct daily services from Manila starting October 7, 2013.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to http://www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages. Quoted fares are exclusive of check-in baggage allowance, taxes, fuel surcharges and admin fees.
Those still booking flights may also sign up to be a CEB Club member through the Cebu Pacific website, for seat sale alerts, easy management of flights and travel funds, and a faster booking process.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 25 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 43 aircraft is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world.
Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 17 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.(PNA)