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CEB begins Davao flights to Kalibo, Puerto Princesa

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CEB begins Davao flights to Kalibo, Puerto Princesa

MANILA, Philippines - Leading budget carrier Cebu Pacific on Thursday started its flights from Davao to Kalibo and Puerto Princesa.

"Starting today, two popular tourism destinations, Puerto Princesa and Boracay, will be within easy reach of Dabawenyos and vice versa. Providing accessibility across the Philippine islands continue to be one of Cebu Pacific’s top priorities, and is evident in the rest of the new routes we are launching later this year,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog, in a statement.

There are now four flights a week between Davao and Kalibo; and Davao and Puerto Princesa, using the Cebu Pacific's brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft fleet.

Kalibo is now Cebu Pacific's 6th hub, aside from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao and Iloilo. From Kalibo, CEB has thrice weekly flights to Hong Kong and 30 weekly flights to Manila, as well as chartered flights to Taipei and Incheon.

Cebu Pacific will launch the following flights in October: October 4 (Cebu-Coron, Tacloban-Legazpi), October 5 (Davao-Butuan, Davao-Dipolog, Tacloban-Iloilo), and October 20 (Cagayan de Oro – Zamboanga).

It will also launch the following flights from West Visayas: November 8 (Iloilo-Hong Kong, Iloilo-General Santos) and November 9 (Iloilo-Singapore, Iloilo-Puerto Princesa, Cagayan de Oro – Bacolod).

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1. Re: CEB begins Davao flights to Kalibo, Puerto Princesa

At first glance one would wonder how an airline route such as Tacloban to Legaspi would survive, but in asserting that I am probably forgetting the huge population density in much of Philippines compared with more sparesly populated geographically larger nations such as Australia.

I hope that with all these new routes by various airlines it isn't the complete death of ferries, as the latter can be very handy as a pleasant means of travel in the non-typhoon season or when things go wrong with the airlines, such as when I found out that in travelling on an overnight Cokaliong ferry betwen Surigao and Cebu I had avoided being marooned by Cebu Pacific who apparently cancelled the next day's flight due to bad weather.

Edited: 8:09 am, August 03, 2012
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2. Re: CEB begins Davao flights to Kalibo, Puerto Princesa

I actually hope someone would start Singapore - Kalibo route. :p

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3. Re: CEB begins Davao flights to Kalibo, Puerto Princesa

Given that the number of travellers (including Singaporean tourist arrivals) to Manila and Cebu is continuing to rise, Singapore to Kalibo may be a future route, perhaps a couple of times a week initiall by at a guess AirphislExpress or Cebu Pacific.

However to be definitive it would be great to know where the typical monthly 10,000 plus number of Singaporean nationals visiting Philippines actually go once in the country. Obviously some stay in Manila, but it is difficult for Westerners to tell if a person is from (say) Singapore or Hong Kong, to give one example where they may (at least to Caucasians) look similar and speak English reasonably similarly.

Edited: 7:26 pm, August 03, 2012
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