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Cebu Pacific now connects Davao to Boracay, Palawan PDF Print E-mail

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) -– Cebu Pacific (CEB) formally opened on Thursday its direct flights from this city to Puerto Princesa City and Kalibo, Aklan with both routes scheduled four times weekly every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Cebu Pacific vice-president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog said the Puerto Princesa-Davao flight left at 1:30 p.m. while the Kalibo-Davao departed at 5:30 p.m. using both the airline’s brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft fleet.

“These two popular tourist destinations Puerto Princesa and Boracay, will be within easy reach of Dabawenyos and vice versa,” she said.

Iyog said with fares up to 55 percent lower, these direct flights will make Davao even more accessible to foreign and local tourist alike, just in time for Davao’s popular Kadayawan Festival this August.

“One of our priorities is to help make Davao even more accessible to domestic and international travelers by offering even more connectivity options through air travel, along with Cebu Pacific’s low-fare, great value proposition,” Iyog said.

CEB is also launching a four-times-a-week flight from Davao to Butuan, and four flights every week from Davao to Dipolog.

“All these new direct flights will greatly contribute to the tourism and trade of Davao and its surrounding areas,” Iyog said.

CEB has already been operating eight daily flights from Davao to Manila, four daily flights to Cebu, daily flights to Iloilo, four weekly flights to Cagayan de Oro, and daily flights to Zamboanga.

CEB is set to also launch other new flights on Oct. 4 (Cebu-Coron, Tacloban-Legazpi); Oct. 5 (Davao-Butuan, Davao-Dipolog, Tacloban-Iloilo); Oct. 20 (Cagayan de Oro-Zamboanga); Nov. 8 (Iloilo-Hong Kong), Iloilo-Gen. Santos City); and Nov. 9 (Iloilo-Singapore, Iloilo-Puerto Princesa and Cagayan de Oro-Bacolod).

Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director Art Boncato, City Tourism Officer Jason Magnaye, airport official Jose Emmanuel Sadam and Davao Tourism Operators Association (Dabtoa) president Charito Aranda witnessed the launching at the Davao International Airport.

“We hope that the passengers from Davao will also invite the people in Puerto Princesa and Kalibo to come and visit us here in Davao, especially during the Kadayawan,” Boncato said.

CEB is the first and only airline with direct flights from Palawan to both Visayas and Mindanao. It is also the pioneer in connecting Western Visayas to Mindanao.

In its 16th year of operations, CEB had flown over 60 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philippines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations.

The airline remains a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry by being the first to offer web check-in, self check-in, e-ticketing and Lite Fares. (PNA)
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