Cebu Pacific to ramp up VisMin network in Q4 2022

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

September 30, 2022, 6:23 pm

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MANILA – Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced Friday additional flights in the Visayas and Mindanao in the fourth quarter of 2022.

A 35-percent increase in the carrier's non-Manila flight network is expected due to additional flights via Cebu and Davao hubs.

First is the resumption of Davao-Bacolod and Davao-Cagayan de Oro services beginning Oct. 30 and Oct. 1, respectively. The Davao-Bacolod route will operate thrice weekly or every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; while flights between Davao and Cagayan de Oro will be four times weekly, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Upon the resumption of these routes, domestic connections via Davao will total to seven, which include Bohol, Cebu, Manila, and Zamboanga.

From Oct. 30, CEB will also resume international operations via Davao, starting with direct flights to Singapore.

The airline also stated its plan to add flights to some domestic destinations via Cebu. Additional flights to Bacolod, Butuan, Iloilo, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, and Puerto Princesa are being eyed in November.

CEB currently services several domestic and two international destinations via Cebu.

"As we approach the holiday season, we expect more people wanting to fly and come back home, thus we made sure we are more than ready with additional flight connections,” said CEB chief commercial officer Xander Lao in a statement. (PNA)