Cebu Pacific mounts direct flights from Iloilo to Tacloban (Leyte)
Starting October 5, 2012, Cebu Pacific Air will launch direct flight services from Iloilo to Tacloban City in the province of Leyte.
The route serviced by an ATR 72-500 aircraft will be on a thrice weekly schedule (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). It has an estimated flying time of about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Tacloban is the provincial capital of Leyte and the regional center of the Eastern Visayas (Region VIII). It is a tourism hub and the primary gateway to Eastern Visayas. The region is known for its natural ecological beauty and diversity and for its historical significance in the Second World War. Some of the most frequented destinations in Leyte include the scenic San Juanico Bridge, the Santo Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum, the neoclassical Leyte Provincial Capitol and the monumental MacArthur Memorial Park.
The introduction of this new route is seen to strengthen the economic ties between Iloilo and Tacloban. It will also be beneficial to local travelers who want to explore Iloilo and Tacloban without having to connect flights.
- Iloilo (ILO) to Tacloban (TAC): Flight #: 5J156 / Mon-Wed-Fri / Departure: 18:05; Arrival: 19:15
- Tacloban (TAC) to Iloilo (ILO): Flight #: 5J157 / Mon-Wed-Fri / Departure: 19:35; Arrival: 20:45
Just recently, Cebu Pacific announced that Iloilo is its 4th flight hub in the Philippines with the opening of four new domestic and international routes from Iloilo to Puerto Princesa (Palawan), General Santos City, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Aside from Iloilo to Tacloban, Cebu Pacific is also opening 5 more inter-island routes to boost Philippines’ most extensive route network. It will launch thrice weekly flights between Cebu and Busuanga, and between Tacloban and Legazpi starting October 4, 2012. Both routes will operate on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday frequency, using an ATR 72-500 aircraft.
Starting October 5, 2012, the airline will also launch the following flights using an ATR 72-500 aircraft: Davao – Butuan (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and Davao – Dipolog (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday).
Meanwhile, CEB will launch an Airbus A319 service between Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro starting October 20, 2012. This will be a thrice weekly service, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
To introduce its new routes, Cebu Pacific is holding an introductory P488 all-in seat sale until August 2, 2012 or until seats last. This is for travel from October 4 to December 18, 2012.
P488 all-in seats are available from Davao to Butuan or Dipolog, from Tacloban to Legazpi or Iloilo, from Cebu to Busuanga, and from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888.