Manila, June 16, 2003 (Star) To support the
country’s tourism efforts and meet growing market demand, Cebu Pacific (CEB) has
added two flights to its present twice-weekly service between Cebu and Seoul.
The airline also flies between Manila and Seoul twice weekly, as well as Manila
and Hong Kong daily.
"Korean arrivals for the first trimester of 2003 grew significantly from last
year in spite of the SARS problem. We expect arrivals to further grow especially
with the problem having been successfully contained here," said Peggy Vera, Cebu
Pacific VP for corporate planning and external affairs.
CEB began servicing the Manila – Seoul route in 2002. In December of the same
year, it started its Cebu – Seoul service. The additional Cebu-Seoul flights are
extra sections, which are additional flights to meet demand that regular
frequencies cannot cope with. Such flights need special government approvals.
Vera said the additional flights are "part of the commitment we made to our city
namesake to aggressively push tourism in Cebu," said Vera.