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Cebu Pacific flies to Kota Kinabalu! (sale period April 11-17 2008)

by on April 11, 2008

Looks like Cebu Pacific has a new route to Kota Kinabalu, and they’re celebrating it with an inaugral fare of 499 pesos.  According to Cebu Pacific:

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier to the ASEAN region will start flying a direct service from Manila to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on July 18, 2008

The new service is introduced with a promo fare offer of P499, a price cut of more than 93% from current fares for this route. The Kota Kinabalu seat sale will run from April 11 to 17, 2008 and is good for travel from July 18 to September 30, 2008. Fare is exclusive of surcharges and government tax.

CEB’s Manila–Kota Kinabalu A319 service is scheduled to operate every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The flight departs from Manila at 4:40pm, and arrives in Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 6:30pm. The return flight leaves for Manila at 7:15pm and arrives at 9:05pm.

CEB is the only Filipino carrier operating this route. Kota Kinabalu is the second city that CEB will fly to in Malaysia. CEB also offers a four-times weekly service to Kuala Lumpur.

“We are very happy to launch flights to Kota Kinabalu because of the large population of overseas Filipino workers and Filipino communities in this destination.  We are quite positive that, with our low fares, the public will be taking advantage of this new offering to explore what both destinations have to offer,” Lance Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO said.

After the seat sale, the lowest ‘Go’ fare to Kota Kinabalu starts from P999 one-way, which is still 86% lower than the current fares for this route. The best way to purchase tickets is through CEB airline’s website, www.cebupacificair.com.

Now in its 13th year, CEB continues to have the youngest fleet in the Philippines. CEB flies to 12, soon to be 16 international destinations, with the addition of Hanoi tonight, Ho Chi Minh tomorrow, Kaohsiung in June, and Kota Kinabalu in July. CEB also operates flights to 21 domestic destinations.

This is more expensive than Air Asia’s current sale, but it comes out cheaper for Manilenos who won’t have to travel all the way to Clark to fly out.  Plus Cebu Pacific lets you choose your seats at no extra cost, provided you check in early.

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  1. Great work.

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