From 8th December, those on holidays in Thailand or Malaysia will be able to extend their tour of south-east Asia to include a trip to the Philippines – thanks to new flights between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur and Cebu.
Operated by local carrier Cebu Pacific, the new routes, which will run on a twice-weekly basis, will allow travellers to easily explore the beauty of another south-east Asian country.
Cebu, a province in the Philippines, consists of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding smaller islets. Cebu City, the island’s main metropolitan area, is a central transport hub and a perfect gateway to the rest of the Philippines.
Many tourists already take advantage of the relatively good links between Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam; however, it is a little more difficult to reach the Philippians, as the country is not connected to mainland south-east Asia.
Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific’s vice president for marketing and distribution, described the airline’s hope that the new routes will bring more trade and tourism to the island.
“We are proud to launch two new international services from our Cebu hub,” stated Ms Iyog. “We look forward to providing our services to foreign tourists and overseas Filipino workers and ultimately boosting trade and tourism between Cebu, Thailand and Malaysia.”
Furthermore, those looking to travel to the region between December and February will be able to take advantage of a seat sale being run by Cebu Pacific over this period. “This will greatly benefit those coming home for the holidays, or planning Christmas vacations,” explained Ms Iyog.