THE Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), expands its domestic footprint with the commencement of its newest direct connection between Manila and Camiguin on November 15 and resumption of direct flights from Cebu to Camiguin on November 9.
Both routes will be operated by Cebu Pacific’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo using its fleet of ATR aircraft.
“We are very happy to launch these direct flights in time with the gradual reopening of domestic tourism. Camiguin is another underrated gem that we believe travelers will enjoy discovering. At the same time, these direct connections will enable residents to fly to and from Cebu and Manila conveniently, be it for leisure or business purposes,” said Xander Lao, Chief Commercial Officer at Cebu Pacific.
To mark the launch of these routes, seats on both flights are on sale for as low as PHP88 base fare from October 27 until November 10, 2021. Travel period is from its respective launch dates, until December 31, 2021.
Passengers may conveniently use their existing travel funds to pay for their bookings, or CEB’s newest e-wallet options – Gcash, GrabPay, and PayMaya.
The Island of Camiguin is known for its famous sandbar at White Island, the sunken cemetery, marine sanctuary, as well as its Lanzones Festival celebrated every October, among others.
Camiguin Island requires arriving tourists to create an account on cleancamiguinqr.com and upload necessary documents such as a filled-out health declaration form, along with a proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination. Apart from this, travelers must also present a negative RT-PCR (swab) test result – taken at least 72 hours before departure if from Luzon; taken at least 48 hours before departure if from Visayas and Mindanao.
Tourists will also need to upload proof of confirmed booking from an LGU-accredited establishment or a clearance from the Municipal Health Officer of the municipality if staying in a private home. Once complete, tourists need to download their ID with QR code and save a copy for presentation prior flight.
All tourists will also need to take an antigen test on their fifth day at the island.
CEB will begin operating twice weekly between Cebu and Camiguin on November 9 (every Tuesday and Saturday); and twice-a-week every Monday and Friday, beginning November 15, between Manila and Camiguin.
CEB has been rated 7/7 stars by airlineratings.com for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards. These include daily extensive cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, antigen testing before duty for all frontliners and crew members, and contactless flight procedures. Its jet fleet is equipped with hospital grade HEPA air filters, keeping viruses at bay.
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