ASIA’s third-largest low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), has increased flight frequencies to several international destinations as part of its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.

The current twice-weekly flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu will get an additional Wednesday frequency starting Oct. 20, CEB said.

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Starting Oct. 31, the airline will operate daily flights from Manila to Taipei, an increase from its current five times weekly service. Its Cebu-Singapore flights will also become a daily service on the same day.

Meanwhile, starting Dec. 15, three more flights will be added to CEB’s Manila-Kuala Lumpur service, making it a daily service.

The airline is also increasing flights from Manila to Jakarta (four times weekly starting Dec. 19) and Manila to Seoul (twice daily starting Jan. 24).

“CEB is willing to add more flights to serve the flying public should there be a need to do so. With the arrival of three more brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft this year, we will continue strengthening our extensive network for the convenience of our guests,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

CEB is also set to launch direct Manila-Brunei flights on Aug. 21, and Manila-Beijing flights on Sept. 5. The lowest year-round ‘Go Lite’ fares for these routes are P2,899 and P4,999, respectively. Those with check-in luggage will just add P100 upon booking.

Iyog said passengers who wish to book flights and tour packages can do so via or or reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest updates can also be found at cebupacificair on Twitter or Facebook.

Based on Civil Aeronautics Board data, CEB overtook Philippine Airlines’ passenger numbers in the first quarter of 2010, making it the largest airline in the Philippines. (PR)