Cebu Pacific cuts fares anew to encourage air travel

Leading budget airline Cebu Pacific is cutting fares to select regional and domestic destinations to boost passenger volume amid challenging economic times.

The Gokongwei-led carrier is dropping its ‘Go Lite’ fares by as much 75 percent starting today with the reduction on fuel and insurance charges.

“Our low fares will help our country draw more tourists to visit the Philippines. We hope that other airlines will follow this initiative as this really benefits the Philippine air travel industry,” Cebu Pacific vice president Candice Iyog said in a statement.

The lowest one-way fare to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam from Manila is now down to P299 from P1,799, while a seat to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia has dropped to as low as P299 from P799. The cheapest Manila to Macau one-way seat has been slashed by P1,000 to P799.

Seats from Manila to Bangkok in Thailand and to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia have dropped to as low as P1,299 from an earlier rate of P1,799; while flights from Manila to Jakarta in Indonesia, from Cebu or Davao to Singapore, as well as the flight from Davao to Hong Kong start at P1,799 from P2,799. The lowest seat fee for a flight from Cebu to Hong Kong is now at P1,799 from P2,299.

‘Go Lite’ fares from Clark to Bangkok and Hong Kong were also cut by 50 percent and 33 percent, respectively, to P799.

The lowest all-in ‘Go Lite’ seats from Manila to Laoag and Tuguegarao are at P788 from P988; while the all-in fare from Manila to Cebu and Iloilo now start at P988 from P1,188.

Lowest fares to Puerto Princesa from Manila and Cebu, as well as the seats from Cebu to Clark are now at P1,688.

A ‘Go Lite’ seat is reserved under the condition that the passenger will not bring a check-in baggage. Check-in bags will be charged P200 each.

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