Performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cebu Pacific’s inaugural service from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur were Nigel Paul Villarete; Cebu Airport’s CEO; Rowena Montecillo; Regional Director of Department of Tourism Central Visayas; Antonio Jose Rodriguez; Cebu Pacific’ VP Airport Services; and Masrina Mohd Bakri, Tourism Attaché and Director of Tourism Malaysia, Embassy of Malaysia.
Assisting the launch of Cebu Pacific’s service from Cebu to Bangkok were Hembler Mendoza, City Tourism Officer, Lapu lapu City; Nigel Paul Villarete, Cebu Airport’s CEO; Antonio Jose Rodriguez, Cebu Pacific’s VP Airport Services; Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Thai Ambassador to the Philippines; and Garry Garcia, VP Resorts for Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant Association of Cebu.
- Cebu Pacific added two international destinations to its network from Cebu (CEB), and now offers flights to a total of six non-Philippine airports. On 8 December, the airline commenced twice-weekly services to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) in Malaysia, which it already serves from Manila with twice-daily frequencies. On the following day, Cebu Pacific returned on the 2,600-kilometre route also from Cebu to Bangkok (BKK), which it previously operated between June and August 2008. Both new routes are offered with twice-weekly frequencies using A320 family aircraft.