CEBU Pacific (CEB), is launching a direct commercial air service between Manila and Batanes starting March 25, just in time for the summer travel season.
Cebu Pacific, through subsidiary Cebgo, will fly once daily between Manila and Basco, Batanes beginning March 25 until Oct. 27. The flight departs from the NAIA Terminal 4 in Manila at 6:20 a.m., with the return trip from Basco departing at 9:15 a.m. Cebgo will utilize its ATR aircraft for the route.
CEB will hold an introductory all-in seat sale for flights from Manila to Basco from Feb. 12 to 13, or until seats last. For those who plan to travel from March 25 to May 31, the summer peak season, the special introductory fare is at P2,699. For travelers who plan to visit Batanes from June 1 to Oct. 27, the all-in introductory seat sale fare is at P2,399. The year-round fare from Manila to Basco is as low as P4,241, all-in.
Batanes emerged as the most requested destination among netizens on social media, aside from being ready for commercial aviation and tourism. Using the hashtag #CEBFlyMeTo, netizens were asked which destinations in the Philippines they would want Cebu Pacific to fly next. Other popular choices among netizens included Daet (Camarines Norte), Mati (Davao Oriental), Bantayan Island (Cebu), San Vicente (Palawan) and Siquijor. (PR)