Cebu Pacific to launch direct flights between Puerto Princesa and Hong Kong

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BUDGET CARRIER Cebu Pacific on Wednesday said it will launch in November direct flights between Puerto Princesa, Palawan and Hong Kong “to better connect the province to a wider market for tourists through a key international hub.”

“Cebu Pacific will be the first airline to fly direct between Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and Hong Kong, one of the largest global aviation hubs. The maiden Puerto Princesa-Hong Kong flight will be on November 17, 2019,” the low-cost carrier said in a statement.

Flights between Palawan and Hong Kong operate four times a week.

“Flight 5J 5306 departs Puerto Princesa at 3:35pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and at 4:05pm on Saturdays. The return flight, 5J 5307 departs Hong Kong at 7:30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and at 8:00pm on Saturdays,” it said.

Cebu Pacific will also be launching its Clark-Puerto Pincesa flight on the same day.

“Together, these two new routes increase capacity to Puerto Princesa by 7%,” it said.

Also on Wednesday, the budget carrier introduced its “CEB Flexi,” a flight add-on that allows travelers to rebook their flights “up to two times.”

“Available starting October 22, 2019, CEB Flexi gives CEB passengers the freedom to rebook flights until two hours before departure,” it said.

The low-cost carrier said CEB Flexi is 60% cheaper compared to current booking fees.

“CEB Flexi is priced at P499 for domestic flights, P799 for international short haul flights, and P1,099 for international long-haul flights. Along with the roll-out of CEB Flexi, all new flights booked starting October 22, 2019 will be non-refundable,” it said.

This add-on can be purchased during booking through the airline’s website or its mobile app. — Arjay L. Balinbin