Cebu Pacific flies Manila-Surigao today

The Philippines’ largest airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB) launches its maiden flight from Manila to Surigao today. It first began Cebu-Surigao flights last November 13, 2008.

This route from Manila is a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday service, using Cebu Pacific’s ATR 72-500 aircraft. The lowest possible year-round ‘Go Lite’ fare for this route is P1,988. Passengers with check-in luggage will just add P100 upon booking.

The flight leaves Manila at 7:15am and arrives in Surigao at 9:15am. The return flight departs Surigao at 9:35am and arrives in Manila at 11:40am.

With this flight schedule, Surigao residents can connect to Bangkok, Beijing (starting September 5, 2010), Brunei (starting August 21, 2010), Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei.

Cebu Pacific also flies five times weekly from Cebu to Surigao, for the lowest year-round ‘Go Lite’ fare of P748.

“We are very happy to begin direct flights from Manila to Surigao as it will greatly contribute to the tourism and economy in the area. With the accessibility brought about by Cebu Pacific flights from both Manila and Cebu, we stay true to our commitment of aiding in the development of the destinations we fly to,” said Cebu Pacific VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

“For more information on flights to Surigao, passengers can call (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888 or go to or Those without credit cards can book online and pay via Cebu Pacific partner banks.

One of Asia’s fastest growing airlines, Cebu Pacific flies to 33 domestic and 16 international destinations using the youngest aircraft fleet in the country. Aside from Surigao, Cebu Pacific flies to the following Mindanao destinations direct from Manila and Cebu: Butuan, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, Ozamiz, Zamboanga, Cotabato, General Santos and Davao.