MANILA, 2015-12-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), sent off its inaugural flight from Manila to Fukuoka today. This marks the beginning of the airline’s thrice weekly service to its fourth destination in Japan. Aside from Fukuoka, CEB operates direct flights from Manila to Osaka, Tokyo (Narita) and Nagoya, and from Cebu to Tokyo (Narita).
Japan is one of CEB’s most popular international destinations from the Philippines. Latest data from the Japan National Tourism Organization show that Filipino tourist arrivals in Japan surged by 44% to more than 211,000 from January to October 2015, compared to the same period last year.
With the launch of the new Manila – Fukuoka route, even more travelers from the Philippines can take advantage of CEB’s trademark lowest fares to visit friends and family, or explore new destinations in Japan. CEB’s current promo fare from Manila to Fukuoka go as low as P6,778 all-in, up to 51% lower than other airlines.
Meanwhile, for the first nine months of this year, Japan ranked 3rd when it comes to the Philippines’ foreign tourist arrival sources. The new direct route opens up the Philippines to more Japanese travelers, who can utilize CEB’s extensive Philippine network to explore various island destinations via Manila.
The Manila-Fukuoka service is operated every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing Manila at 2:15PM and arriving in Fukuoka at 6:55PM. The return flight departs Fukuoka at 8:00PM and arrives in Manila at 10:40PM. These flights utilize CEB’s brand-new Airbus A320 fleet, with 180 all-economy class seats.
CEB further contributed to the national tourism agenda, as it launched direct flights between Cebu and Taipei, Taiwan, as well as between Davao and Singapore today, December 17, 2015.
“The launches of three international routes from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao underscore Cebu Pacific’s commitment to provide more travel opportunities, and make the Philippines and the world easily accessible to everyJuan,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
CEB’s network now spans 64 destinations on over 98 routes, including flights to Guam, Dubai, Doha, Sydney, Bali, Seoul, and Beijing.
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 55-strong fleet is comprised of 8 Airbus A319, 33 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330, and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2016 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 5 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.
SOURCE: Cebu Pacific