Cebu Pacific opens Zamboanga-Sandakan route

THE Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced the expansion of its international route network and presence in Southeast Asia as it is opening a new route on October 29, this year.

CEB announced that through its affiliate, Cebgo, will operate its first international route out of Zamboanga City with four times weekly flights to Sandakan, Sabah starting October 29.

CEB said in a statement that the Zamboanga-Sabah flight via the city of Sandakan will be every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

The one-way flight takes one hour and 30 minutes. It leaves this city at 1:45 p.m. and arrives in Sandakan at 3:15 p.m. It then leaves Sandakan at 4 p.m. and arrives in this city at 5:30 p.m.

The CEB said the new Zamboanga-Sandakan route supports the drive for seamless logistics connectivity within the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia- Philippines East Asia Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

The BIMP-EAGA, which was created in 1994, comprises the entire Borneo Island-which is divided between Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia; Mindanao; and other Indonesian Provinces such as Sulawesi and Maluku.

Its creation was meant to harness capabilities to turn the entire area into a thriving economic and tourism zone. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)

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