Cebu Pacific flies to Batanes on netizens' request

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 12 2018 03:19 PM

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MANILA - Cebu Pacific, the country's largest carrier, said Monday it would fly to Batanes starting March 25, after a first of its kind crowdsourcing campaign.

Batanes, a group of islands on the country's northernmost tip that is famous for its rolling hills and and rugged cliffs, emerged as the "most requested" destination among travelers, Cebu Pacific said in a statement.

“What makes this route more special is that netizens were actively engaged in the selection of our new destination—our customers were part of the process,” said Alexander Lao, Cebgo President and CEO.

The Manila to Basco will open with an all-in introductory seat sale for as low as P2,399 for travel from June 1 to Oct. 7, Cebu Pacific said.

Cebu Pacific subsidiary Cebgo will fly the new route using ATR aircraft. The seat sale period will run from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13 or until seats last for travel from March 25 to May 31 with fare set at P2,699.

The year-round fare was priced at P4,241, Cebu Pacific said.

The flight will leave NAIA terminal 4 at 6:20 a.m. while the return flight will leave Basco at 9:15 a.m., the airline said.