LEADING low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific continues to expand its network as it is set to launch its new route that will directly link Davao City with Tagbilaran, Bohol starting October 21.
The flight will be operated by Cebu Pacific’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Cebgo, and will be flying between Davao and Tagbilaran four-times-a-week, Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays. The flight will be operated using one of the subsidiary's ATR 72 aircraft.
“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,” said Alexander Lao, President and chief executive officer of Cebgo.
"It’s (Davao-Tagbilaran flight) going to give us and Bohol more opportunities not only for tourism but business as well. Hopefully, also aside from locals, foreign guests will use this opportunity to come visit us in Davao," said Davao City Tourism Operations Office head Generose Tecson, in a text message to SunStar Davao.
For his part, Department of Tourism (DOT)-Davao Regional Director Roberto Alabado III said, "DOT welcomes the new route since this will provide more access for tourists as Bohol is one of the sought after destinations in the Philippines. The new route will allow foreign tourists to go to Davao as their next destination."
"Their Chocolate Hills experience will be complemented by the Mt. Apo and Mt. Hamiguitan experience while their tarsier encounter will be enhanced by the Philippine Eagle encounter," he added.
Davao serves as the Cebu Pacific hub in Mindanao, linking the city directly to Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Manila, Tacloban, and Zamboanga; as well as to Singapore.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on September 20, 2017.
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