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Cebu Pacific reveals 2 new domestic routes; names Tawi-Tawi its 50th destination

Posted: 21 Jun 2011 02:18 AM PDT

Cebu Pacific kicks off Zamboanga – Tawi-Tawi and Cagayan de Oro-Iloilo routes with seat sale promo fare as low as P488

The Philippines' largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) holds a seat sale for its 2 newest domestic routes and Zamboanga hub from June 22 to 24, 2011 or until seats last, for travel from October 14 to November 30, 2011.

Passengers from Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi can buy P488 seats during the seat sale, which is 25% less than the lowest year-round fare for this route. Tawi-Tawi is the airline's 50th destination and 77th route. It will be a daily service starting October 14, utilizing an Airbus A319 aircraft.

After the seat sale, passengers can begin booking their Zamboanga – Tawi-Tawi flights for as low as P649.

P688 seats are also available for Cagayan de Oro – Iloilo, Cebu Pacific's 78th route. It is the only airline offering direct flights from Western Visayas to Northern Mindanao for the benefit of its passengers. It will be a Monday, Wednesday, Friday service starting October 14, utilizing an Airbus A319 aircraft.

Cebu Pacific also holds a Zamboanga hub seat sale to further promote travel from the region. For travel from August 1 to November 30, 2011, passengers can buy P688 seats from Zamboanga to Cebu and Davao, as well as from Manila to Cagayan de Oro.

Meanwhile, for travel from August 1 to September 30, 2011, P888 seats are available from Manila to Zamboanga and Davao.

Guests can avail of their Prepaid Baggage Allowances upon booking, for travel savings as much as 63% on domestic flights compared to buying baggage allowance at the airport.

"Cebu Pacific is proud to offer connectivity to Tawi-Tawi, given its religious and cultural diversity and potentials for trade and tourism. With our flights from Zamboanga, more Filipinos can experience the convenience and speed of air travel, on our trademark low fares," said Cebu Pacific VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

She added that Tawi-Tawi is known for its abundant seafood, extensive coral reefs, white sand beaches and rich Malay history. The Turtle Islands are located here, which together with three islands in Malaysia, are the only living area of Green Sea Turtles in Asia and the world. It was declared a protected area in 1996.

The oldest Mosque in the Philippines can be found in Tawi-Tawi, as well as ethnic groups Sama, Jama Mapun, Tausug and Badjaos. It also serves as a gateway to Sabah, Malaysia.

For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to or (for Fun Tours packages), or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888.

Guests who don't have credit cards may also book online and conveniently pay through Cebu Pacific partner banks and payment centers. Upon booking online, travelers can also select seats in advance and avail of Cebu Pacific's web check-in service for a faster check-in process.

Cebu Pacific currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 15 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. By the end of 2011, Cebu Pacific will be operating a fleet of 37 aircraft – with an average age of less than 3.5 years – one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take an additional 23 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft.