Cebu Air Inc., operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific, said on Monday it will add more flights to popular domestic destinations starting in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Domestic traffic is expected to increase for this year’s semester and holiday break, with forward bookings reflecting growing demand for air travel to and from key destinations across the country.
Cebu Pacific from October 30 onwards plans to meet the demand by adding frequencies to and from 18 domestic destinations.
The airline’s flights between Manila and Cauayan will increase from four times weekly to daily.
Cebu Pacific will also increase services out of Manila on the following routes: Manila-Bacolod (from 49 to 52 times weekly), Manila-Busuanga (25 to 28 times weekly), Manila-Cagayan de Oro (54 to 59 times weekly), Manila-Cotabato (9 to 10 times weekly), Manila-General Santos (28 to 31 times weekly), Manila-Legazpi (29 to 39 times weekly), Manila-Naga (11 to 14 times weekly), Manila-Pagadian (9 to 11 times weekly), and Manila-Zamboanga (25 to 33 times weekly).
Travellers from the Visayas region can also take advantage of additional flights between Cebu and the following destinations: Bacolod (additional 10 times weekly service), Butuan (3 times weekly), Cagayan de Oro (6 times weekly), Davao (7 times weekly), Dumaguete (3 times weekly), General Santos ( twice weekly), Iloilo (once a week ), Puerto Princesa (8 times weekly), Siargao (twice weekly), and Zamboanga (6 times weekly).
The airline also increased its flights from Mindanao, adding thrice weekly frequencies between Zamboanga and Tawi-Tawi for a total of 10 weekly flights, and an additional weekly frequency between Davao and Bacolod for a total of four weekly flights.
“By offering more flight options via our trademark lowest year-round fares, CEB consistently fuels passenger traffic, and with it trade and tourism opportunities, into communities that thrive on them,” said Cebu Pacific vice president for corporate affairs JR Mantaring.
“We continue to grow and develop our network to further cultivate these local economies and entice investors to devote resources on our markets,” he added.
Cebu Pacific currently offers flights to a total of 36 domestic and 30 international destinations, operating an extensive network across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the US.