by Emmie Abadilla
Cebu Pacific (CEB) will start evening flights to and from the Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport on Friday, July 7, 2017.
CEB will be mounting three additional round-trip flights weekly between Manila and Dumaguete, with the last flight leaving Manila at 5:20 p.m. and arriving in Dumaguete at 6:50 p.m., while its return flight will be departing Dumaguete at 8:00 p.m. All flights will use CEB’s 180-seater A320 aircraft, with its lowest year-round fare available at P1,643.
At present, Cebu Pacific flies 21 times weekly between Manila and Dumaguete and 14 times a week between Cebu and Dumaguete, through wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo.
“Increasing the number of airports with night-flying capability would help promote tourism and improve connectivity within the country,” remarked Atty. JR Mantaring, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.
Furthermore, increasing the number of airports with night operations will allow CEB, along with other carriers, the leeway to spread flight times and will in turn improve aircraft movement and traffic at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport during peak hours, he added.
Prior to Dumaguete, Cebu Pacific announced night flights to and from Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay. CEB also has night flights to and from the Roxas City Airport in Capiz, the Laguindingan Airport (Cagayan de Oro) in Misamis Oriental, and the Legazpi International Airport in Albay, on top of trunk routes in Cebu and Davao.
Cebu Pacific flies to 37 domestic and 26 international destinations, with over 104 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. CEB operates flights out of six strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Clark, Davao, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila.