Includes top leisure destinations like Boracay, Bohol, and Cebu
Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, adds more flights to key domestic destinations namely, Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and General Santos, following the easing of travel restrictions.
The airline will increase its Manila-Boracay-Manila flights from six (6) to nine (9) times daily starting November 22, operating more than its pre- COVID capacity to the island. By next month, Boracay flights from Cebu will be up to six times weekly.
Flights between Bohol and Manila will also increase from 12 times weekly to twice daily starting November 23.
By December, operations between Cebu and Manila will increase from six (6) times daily to nine (9) times daily, while flights to Cagayan de Oro will ramp up from five (5) times daily to up to six (6) times daily.
Manila to Davao flights will go up to three (3) times daily from five (5) times weekly in December.
Meanwhile, CEB now flies to General Santos daily.
“We continue to ramp up our domestic network to address rising travel demand and promote safe and responsible travel. This way we enable the public in rebuilding trust and travel confidence, at the same time pave the way towards economic recovery,” said Xander Lao, Chief Commercial Officer at Cebu Pacific.
Boracay has implemented acceptance of fully-vaccinated individuals only, starting November 16. Minors (12-17 years old) are required to present any proof of full vaccination status or a negative RT-PCR test result (saliva, nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal) taken within 72 hours to date of travel. Children under 12 years of age are exempted from submitting RT-PCR test results, and should be accompanied by fully vaccinated individuals.
Fully-vaccinated travelers to Bohol, Cebu and General Santos need to present their vaccination cards in lieu of swab tests. Adult travelers may take their children under four years of age for entry to Bohol.
Visitors of Misamis Oriental may simply register in S-PaSS and StaySafe.Ph, while Davao does not require arriving guests to present any travel documents upon check-in.
“As more destinations open their borders and simplify travel requirements, we look forward to more LGUs to follow suit especially for fully vaccinated individuals. These developments are perfect for families who may want to travel this Christmas season and visit Philippine destinations,” added Lao.
For international destinations, Cebu Pacific will also resume its operations to Bangkok every Saturday starting Dec 11, and to Fukuoka every Tuesday starting Dec 7.
Passengers are encouraged to travel responsibly and ensure their requirements are complete prior to proceeding to the airport and to check with their LGU of destination for other specific requirements for entry. Guests may refer to the list of travel requirements per destination via https://bit.ly/CEBTravel-Docs .
CEB has attained 100% vaccination rate for its active flying crew through its very own employee vaccination program, JG Summit COVID Protect, and various partnerships with local government units in the country.
The airline has been rated 7/7 stars by airlineratings.com for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards. These include daily extensive cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, on top of its contactless flight procedures. Its jet fleet are equipped with hospital grade HEPA filters, known to eradicate viruses with 99.9% efficiency.
CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 33 destinations, on top of its eleven (11) international destinations. Its 73-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two (2) dedicated ATR freighters and one (1) A330 freighter.