A ribbon was cut at each end of the new Iloilo to Cagayan de Oro route. In Iloilo, it was cut by Agnes Gupalor, Cebu Pacific’s director sales Visayas and Mindanao, Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., Congressman Gerry Treñas and Martin Terre, officer in charge at Philippines’ CAA loilo. In Cagayan de Oro, Gupalor was joined by Councilor Alden Bacal, Mohammad Naga Rascal of Philippines’ CAA, Councilor Ramon Tabor, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas and Councilor Alexander Dacer.
In Tawi-Tawi, Cebu Pacific’s latest – and southernmost – destination, the ribbon was cut by Almim Jumsali, officer in charge at Philippines’ CAA Tawi-Tawi; Juana Sahali; Governor Sadikul Sahali; Jomar Rodriguez, Cebu Pacific’s VP Airport Services, and Vice Mayor Leila Muharani Jumdail. The airline’s team then posed for the camera with ladies dressed in the local traditional dress.
- Cebu Pacific launched two new domestic routes on 14 October. From Iloilo City (ILO) in the Philippines’ central Western Visayas region, the airline now flies four times weekly to Cagayan de Oro (CGY) in the Northern Mindanao region in the south of the country. The low-cost airline also launched a daily service between Zamboanga City (ZAM) in the south and the island of Tawi-Tawi (SGS) in the remote southwest of the Philippines, near the Malaysian side of Borneo. Competition on the route comes from Airphil Express’ also daily route. Both of the new Cebu Pacific routes are operated with 150-seat A319s.