Cebu Pacific to launch Davao – Tagbilaran route
CEBU PACIFIC will start operating direct flights between Davao City and Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Oct. 21.
The budget carrier said in a statement that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, will have four times weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays) between Davao and Tagbilaran.
“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,” Alexander G. Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo, was quoted as saying in a statement.
Davao serves as the Gokongwei-led airine’s hub in Mindanao. From Davao, Cebu Pacific flies directly to Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Manila, Tacloban and Zamboanga, and Singapore.
In July, Cebu Pacific expanded its coverage in Visayas and Mindanao, launching commercial operations of new routes. Cebgo began flying three times weekly between Cebu and Masbate; Zamboanga and Cotabato; and Davao and Dumaguete. Cebgo also started flying four times a week between Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga; and Davao and Tacloban.
Cebu Pacific in July also began operating evening flights to and from the Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport. It now also operates three additional round-trip flights weekly between Manila and Dumaguete.
By: Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo of Business World Online