Cebu Pacific is expanding its nationwide network in a bid to capture growing demand for air travel after more local governments abandoned reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for fully vaccinated people. The Gokongwei-led carrier said flights would be added to its routes serving Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and General Santos.
“As more and more destinations open their borders and simplify travel requirements, we look forward to more Local Government Units (LGUs) to follow suit, especially for those fully vaccinated. These developments are perfect for families who want to travel this Christmas season and visit Filipino destinations, ”Cebu Pacific Commercial Director Xander Lao said in a statement.
More Boracay flights
Cebu Pacific’s Manila-Boracay flights recorded the largest increase, reaching nine trips per day compared to six as of November 22 this year.
Cebu Pacific said this was even more important than its pre-COVID capacity.
By next month, Boracay flights from Cebu will be up to six times a week.
Manila-Bohol routes will also drop from 12 times a week to twice a day starting November 23.
By December, flights between Cebu and Manila will drop from six times a day to nine times a day, while flights to Cagayan de Oro will drop from five times a day to six times a day.
Additionally, flights from Manila to Davao will drop from five times a week to three times a day in December.
Finally, Cebu Pacific said it now runs daily flights to General Santos.
“We continue to expand our national network to meet the growing demand for travel and promote safe and responsible travel,” Lao said.
“In this way, we allow the public to restore the confidence and confidence of travelers, while paving the way for economic recovery,” he added.
Less LGU restrictions
Local government units in these places also lifted the restrictions.
Boracay requires minors (12-17 years old) to present any proof of full immunization status or a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel date, while children under 12 are exempt submit RT-PCR results, and must be accompanied by fully vaccinated individuals.
Fully vaccinated travelers to Bohol, Cebu and General Santos should present their vaccination record instead of swab tests. Adult travelers can bring their children under the age of four to enter Bohol.
Misamis Oriental visitors can simply register with S-PaSS and StaySafe.Ph, while Davao does not require arriving guests to present travel documents upon check-in.
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