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Cebu Pacific vows support to local tourism

Naga City (Nov.21 2011) – After the recently concluded 22nd Ad Congress here at the Camarines Sur Wakeboarding Complex in Pili, the Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) held a simple lunch for local media, and disclosed current airline seat sales and aircraft delivery schedules. It had just shown support for local tourism and events by operating up to 7x daily flights for last week’s Ad Congress, similar to what it had done during the IronMan last August.

CEB holds 50% off seat sale for 16 domestic routes

Offers discounted fares to Vietnam, China, Indonesia as low as P888

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) offers a 50% discount on fares to 16 Philippine routes from November 21, 2011 to November 24, 2011 or until seats last. This seat sale is valid for travel from January 1, 2012 until March 31, 2012.

50% off fares are available for seats from Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi; Davao or Iloilo to Cagayan de Oro; Cebu to Clark, Ozamiz, or Iloilo; and Davao to Iloilo. Travelers from Manila can get 50% off for seats to Busuanga, Butuan, Cauayan, Cebu, General Santos, Kalibo, Ozamiz, Roxas, Virac or Zamboanga.

“With this seat sale, CEB’s guests can make the most of their vacations whether they intend to spend the early summer months around the Philippines or in any of the international destinations offered in this seat sale,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

International routes are also covered in this seat sale for the travel period February 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012. Reduced fares are available for those travelling from Manila to Saigon, Vietnam (P888); from Manila to Guangzhou or Taipei (PHP 1688); Manila to Jakarta, Indonesia (PHP 1988); or to Shanghai or Beijing (P2488).

Discounted fares from Manila to Hanoi (P888) are also available for the travel period of March 17, 2012 to May 31, 2012.

“For our guests’ added convenience, CEB’s web check-in service and automatic seat selection can now be used for free while booking online. To avoid the long lines at the airport, we also encourages guests with check-in luggage to avail of prepaid baggage allowance when booking online for travel savings of as much as 63% on domestic and 72% on international flights,” added Iyog.

Guests without credit cards may also book online and pay through CEB partner banks and payment centers. Other options available to guests who will book online include the seat selection and CEB’s web check-in service.

Brief History: Juan’s upon a time... March 1996, Cebu Pacific entered the market with   

 a promise to give "low fare, great value" to every Juan who wanted to fly. After offering low fares to domestic destinations, CEB launched its international operations on November 2001 and now flies to Bangkok, Busan, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon (Seoul), Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Pusan, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei. In short, destinations where one can go shopping and sightseeing!

CEB offers the lowest year round Lite Fares for its destinations.  CEB remains to be the pioneer in creative pricing strategies as it manages to offer the lowest fare in every route it operates. 

Cebu Pacific is not just the leader in low fares but also in innovation and creativity! CEB is the first local airline to introduce e-ticketing, prepaid baggage allowance and seat selection in the Philippines. Guests have also learned to anticipate a uniquely upbeat flying experience with CEB, as this is the only domestic carrier that offers fun in the skies with its games on board popularly known as Fun Flights, together with its entertaining inflight magazine – Smile.

It also partners with various destination hotels, car rental service, travel insurance and entertainment ticketing service, to provide its guests a more convenient travel experience. On time performance, schedule reliability and a smooth, comfortable flight are just some of the things that the air-traveling public has come to expect from Cebu Pacific.

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 18 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. By the end of 2011, CEB will be operating a fleet of 37 aircraft – with an average age of less than 3.5 years – one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 23 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders, and 2 Airbus A320 aircraft on operating lease agreements.

Present during the luncheon at the Avenue Plaza Hotel with local media were Charles Lim and May April Jimenea, Consultant and Associate Consultant respectively of Selrahco Management and Consultancy Services; Michelle Eve de Guzman, Corporate Communications Specialist of Cebu Air, Inc and Jannelyn Balmonte, Media and PR Supervisor of JG Summit Holdings, Inc.

For bookings, inquiries and hottest deals in hotel accommodations in CEB’s destinations guests can call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. They may also book online and pay via CEB partner banks. The latest seat sales and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. (Cebu Pacific Press Release)