Cebu Pacific has announced the launching of direct flights from Tagbilaran City to Davao City and vice versa through the airline’s wholly owned subsidiary Cebgo.
The new route will open on October 21, 2017 and will provide four two-way flights a week, according to a statement released by the airline.
Flights will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, it said.
“As part of our efforts to improve the overall customer experience for everyJuan, we have been taking to heart the suggestions and feedback from our guests. We’ve looked at the feasibility of the Davao-Tagbilaran route and are optimistic that this new air link will not only answer the clamor from the local communities, but stimulate trade and tourism in both destinations,” said Alexander Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo.
To officially launch the beginning of the new route, Cebgo is offering an introductory, all-in seat sale of P499 until September 17, 2017, or while seats last, Cebu Pacific said.
Travel period is from October 29, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
Davao serves as the Cebu Pacific hub in Mindanao, linking the city to more places than any other carrier, the airline added in its statement.
Cebu Pacific flies directly to Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Manila, Tacloban and Zamboanga as well as to Singapore.
Earlier, Philippine Airlines also announced that it will open direct Tagbilaran-Davao and Tagbilaran-Clark, Pampanga routes before yearend.
PAL Visayas Sales and Services area head Reyani Romano said that starting November 1, PAL will fly four times a week from Tagbilaran to Davao, and vice versa, using a newly-acquired 86-seater bi-class aircraft.
The national flag carrier will also be launching daily flights from Tagbilaran City to Clark, Pampanga, and vice versa, on December 16 using an Airbus A320, Romano said in a letter to Governor Edgar Chatto.