Cebu Pacific said it would mount direct flight between Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and Hong Kong, one of the largest global aviation hubs by November 17, 2019.
The Gokongwei-led airline will also launch its previously announced Clark-Puerto Princesa flight by November 17.
Together, these two new routes increase capacity to Puerto Princesa by 7 percent.
Alex Reyes, Vice President for Commercial at Cebu Pacific said the new route aims to better connect Palawan to a wider market for tourists through a key international hub.
“Travelers from Hong Kong can now conveniently fly directly to Palawan, and enjoy their island vacation much sooner, saving them time and a connecting flight via Manila,” he said.
“We also enable tourists to enjoy more of the Philippines with options for easy connections between other key domestic destinations. We look forward to flying more tourists to one of the best islands in the world,” Reyes added.
Seats on Cebu Pacific’s newest route are up for grabs for the introductory fare of P1 base fare), from October 15-17, 2019.
Travel period will be on November 11, 2019 until March 28, 2020.
Palawan has consistently made the lists compiled by renowned travel publications of the world’s best and most beautiful islands. Puerto Princesa serves as the gateway to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage; as well as pristine beaches and other natural attractions such as El Nido, San Vicente and Port Barton.
With the new Puerto Princesa – Hong Kong service, Cebu Pacific connects Hong Kong to five destinations in the Philippines, more than any other carrier.
Currently, Cebu Pacific flies 55 times weekly between the Philippines and Hong Kong, with direct flights to and from four of the airline’s major hubs–Manila, Cebu, Clark and Iloilo.
Cebu Pacific also flies direct between Puerto Princesa and Manila, Iloilo and Cebu.
Cebu Pacific and subsidiary Cebgo fly to 37 domestic and 26 international destinations, with over 108 routes.
Its network operates flights out of seven strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Clark, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila.
The Cebu Pacific fleet is comprised 74 aircraft—three Airbus A321NEO, four A320NEO, seven Airbus A321CEO, 31 Airbus A320, eight (8) A330, seven ATR 72-500, 13 ATR 72-600, and an ATR Cargo Freighter.