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Cebu Pacific to add flights to select local, international routes means BUSINESS

MANILA - The country's largest budget airline on Friday said it will add flights to select domestic and international destinations next month.

In a statement, Cebu Pacific said it will mount additional weekly flights between Manila and Kalibo, as well as revive a daily Kalibo-Cebu service, to accommodate guests using Kalibo as the gateway to world-renowned Boracay Island.

The Gokongwei-led airline will also add five Manila-Hong Kong flights starting May 9, an increase from 54 to 59 weekly flights.

Besides Manila, Cebu Pacific flies direct to Hong Kong from Cebu, Clark and Iloilo.

Starting May 7, Cebu Pacific will add flights to the following destinations: Bacolod and Iloilo (daily), Cotabato and General Santos (four times weekly), Davao (thrice weekly) and San Jose (once a week).

“We hope these additional flights will allow even more tourists and guests to have fun during their vacations and visits home. Cebu Pacific will continue to make destinations that can drive tourism growth, accessible with its extensive network, modern aircraft fleet and trademark lowest fares,” Candice Iyog, the airline's vice president for marketing and distribution, said.

The airline is also slated to launch flights from Cebu to Masbate (June 1) and Taipei (July 5), as well as its first long haul flights from Manila to Dubai (October 7).

Cebu Pacific operates 10 Airbus A319s, 25 A320s and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 43 is one of the most modern in the world.

Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 17 more A320s and 30 A321neo aircraft orders.