The Philippine’s largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, is set to launch three new routes including first international service from the southern Philippine city of Davao. The triple launch will take place on 17 December, when CEB commences services connecting Manila with Fukuoka, Cebu with Taipei and Davao with Singapore. All three routes will utilise A320 aircraft.
“We look forward to seeing the ‘Cebu Pacific effect’ in the new routes we will operate. We’ve seen time and again how connectivity and CEB’s trademark low fares stimulated travel,” said CEB’s vice president of marketing & distribution, Candice Iyog. The new Manila-Fukuoka route will operate three times a week, and will mark the launch of CEB’s fourth destination in Japan following Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya.
The Cebu-Taipei service will also operate three times a week, becoming CEB’s sixth international route from Cebu and its first to Taiwan. The airline also links Cebu with Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Busan and Tokyo.
Finally, the Davao-Singapore route will operate twice a week, marking CEB’s first international route from Davao. “Last year, the Davao region also reported the fastest economic growth in the Philippines. With this fast-paced development expected to continue in the coming years, Cebu Pacific’s non-stop flights and trademark low fares between Davao and Singapore will increase accessibility, and facilitate business and tourism growth opportunities,” Iyog added.
CEB offers flights to 63 cities in 17 countries in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East with a fleet of 55 aircraft including: 10 A319, 31 A320, six A330 and eight ATR 72-500 aircraft. Between 2015 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of seven more A320, 30 A321neo and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.