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CEBU Pacific (CEB) has expanded its inter-regional route network by opening its Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro (CDO) flights, one of the two new routes that will further connect the Visayas and Northern Mindanao. On March 15, the airline opened the Bacolod-CDO route with three flights every week specifically on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The other route is between CDO and Tagbilaran City, with four flight schedules weekly during Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Both new routes will use the airline’s ATR aircraft. Alexander Lao, president and CEO of Cebgo, said these new routes will not only boost tourism, but also increase trade and productivity between Visayas and Mindanao.
Lao said they are also optimistic that this will encourage a number of tourists and businessmen from Tagbilaran and Bacolod to visit Mindanao more often with direct flights. “We are very thrilled to begin flying to and from these destinations,” he said, adding that movement of goods between these islands will also be facilitated as Cebu Pacific cargo services are also available in these routes. The airline company, in a press statement, said the new routes going to and from CDO also provide travelers with the best connectivity option through direct flights that eliminates the need to pass through Manila or Cebu. Cebu Pacific offers its lowest all-in one way year-round fares of P1,806 and P1,235 from CDO to Bacolod and Tagbilaran, respectively, it added.