The Philippines' largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced today that its passengers to Korea and Japan increased in the 1st half of 2010, as compared to the same period in 2009.

"The number of our passengers to Korea grew by 10 percent, while our passengers to Japan grew by 56 percent, based on year-on-year growth figures from January-June 2009 and 2010. We will continue to offer CEB's trademark low fares to encourage even more to visit the Philippines and other international destinations," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

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Because of this, the airline is offering a Korea and Japan seat sale from August 12-14, 2010 or until seats last, for travel from October 1 to November 30, 2010.

Manila-Osaka seats are on sale for the "Go" fare of P3,999, while

Manila-Seoul (Incheon), Cebu-Seoul and Cebu-Busan seats are up for grabs for the "Go Lite" seat sale fare of P2,899.

Those with check-in luggage will just add P100 to "Go Lite" fares upon booking.

CEB flies from Manila and Cebu to Seoul (Incheon) daily, and from Cebu to Busan twice weekly. Meanwhile, the airline flies from Manila to Osaka thrice weekly. It plans to make its Manila-Seoul (Incheon) flights twice daily in January 2011, after the expected delivery of more brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft in the last quarter of 2010.

Iyog said guests 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.

Asia's third-largest carrier, CEB flies the most extensive network in the Philippines, and is the only low-cost carrier with flights from the Philippines to the major North Asian countries of China, South Korea and Japan. CEB is set to launch direct Manila-Brunei flights on August 21, 2010, and Manila-Beijing flights on September 5, 2010. (PR)