CEB Expands Philippine Route Network with Camiguin, Masbate Flights

CEB2Pasay—(PHStocks)—Cebu Pacific Air Inc. (PSE: CEB) unveils its two newest island destinations: Camiguin in Northern Mindanao and Masbate in the Bicol Region, with a PhP1 seat sale.

The airline will launch direct flights from Cebu to Camiguin on April 15, 2013, and from Cebu to Masbate on June 1, 2013, using CEB’s ATR 72-500 aircraft fleet.

CEB will operate flights from Cebu to Camiguin every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The flight will depart Cebu at 6:45am and arrive in Camiguin at 7:25am. The return flight will depart Camiguin at 7:45am and arrive in Cebu at 8:25am.

With CEB’s pioneering direct flight to the island of Camiguin, travelers can now easily reach the second smallest island in the Philippines. It 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.

Meanwhile, CEB will operate flights from Cebu to Masbate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It will depart Cebu at 6:15am and arrive 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.

“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,” says CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

To introduce its newest routes, CEB holds a seat sale from 7 – 8 March 2013 or until seats last. PhP1 seats are available from Cebu to Camiguin and Masbate, for travel from November 1 to December 12, 2013 and from 13 January to 31 March 2014.

Those traveling from launch date until 31 August 2013 may book PhP99 seats. After the seat sale period, the lowest year round fares start at PhP588 for the Cebu-Camiguin route, and PhP688 for the Cebu-Masbate route.

Aside from Camiguin and Masbate, CEB is scheduled to start its Manila-Bali service on 16 March and its Manila-Dubai service on 7 October 2013.

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