Cebu Pacific Air celebrated the launch of Manila to Phuket flights on 16 August, the carrier’s fourth route to Thailand, the other three all serving Bangkok. Candice Iyog (CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution), Prasas Prasasvinitchai (His Excellency), Carmelo Arcilla (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand) and Antonio Jose Rodriguez (executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board, CEB VP for Airport Services) commemorate the inaugural flight of the thrice-weekly route along with the crew.
- Cebu Pacific Air introduced a Manila (MNL) to Phuket (HKT) connection, with thrice-weekly services to the Thai island starting on 16 August. The 2,580-kilometre route is the carrier’s second service from Manila to Thailand, as it also serves Bangkok with 12 weekly flights. The route has no competition and is the airline’s fourth service to Thailand. Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific’s VP for Marketing and Distribution said, “We are proud to be the first airline to offer direct services between Manila and Phuket, so more travellers can visit Phuket’s world-famous beaches. Similarly, foreign tourists now have the option to add Manila to their itinerary, after they visit Phuket.”