The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), mounted an additional frequency between Manila and Virac, Catanduanes, bringing its total number of flights to five times per week.
Utilizing a 156-seater Airbus A319 aircraft, CEB operates the new Virac service every Thursday, beginning June 23, 2016.
CEB also runs Manila-Virac flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The direct service boosts connectivity to the Bicol region, with CEB already operating flights from Manila and Cebu to Legazpi, and Manila to Naga.
"Trade and tourism are cornerstones of CEB's business philosophy. For every flight we operate, we provide a means for travelers to contribute to these two crucial markets in the communities we serve. We thank local airport and government authorities for allowing us to help cultivate the economy in Catanduanes even further, with an additional flight to its capital municipality of Virac," says Atty. JR Mantaring, CEB Vice President for Corporate Affairs.
Virac lies in the southern fringes of the province of Catanduanes, and is home to some of Bicol region's breathtaking white beaches and unspoiled island coves.
The new flight will depart Manila at 8:15AM, and arrive in Virac at 9:20AM. The return flight will depart Virac at 9:50AM, and arrive back in Manila at 10:50AM.
Aside from Virac, Legazpi and Naga, CEB operates flights to 31 other domestic destinations and 30 international destinations, out of six strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Kalibo and Iloilo.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB's official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.
CEB's 57-strong fleet is comprised of 7 Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330, and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of two more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 16 ATR 72-600 aircraft.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
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.