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Cebu Pacific relaunches Manila-Laoag flights

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Cebu Pacific on Monday re-introduced its Laoag-Manila route, the airline’s 35th domestic destination, to boost tourism in the capital of Ilocos Norte province.

Cebu Pacific said that with its newest route, traveling around the Philippines from Laoag is now much easier, with the airline flying directly to 29 other local destinations from Ninoy Aquino International Airport including Bacolod, Boracay, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Zamboanga.

Laoag flight. Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 404 is welcomed with a water cannon salute upon landing at Laoag International Airport. Ilocos Norte officials and Cebu Pacific executives attended the inauguration of the airline’s Laoag-Manila route.

Travelers from Ilocos Region can also conveniently connect to 23 destinations across the airline’s international network from Manila, such as Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Narita, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei.

“We are excited to fly again to Laoag as we continue to grow our domestic network and provide accessible and affordable air travel to every Juan. The relaunch of this route will also strengthen Laoag’s position as a leading tourism and cultural hub in north Luzon,” said Cebu Pacific president and chief commercial officer Xander Lao.

The provincial government of Ilocos Norte lauded the airline’s initiatives to boost the province’s tourism industry and encourage more people to travel to Laoag and rest of the Ilocos Region.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Cebu Pacific to our province, as this signals a renewed hope for our tourism industry. We hope that more airlines will follow suit, as we continue to work together to revitalize our economy and bring back the vibrancy of Ilocos Norte’s tourism sector,” said Ilocos Norte Gov. Matthew Marcos Manotoc.

Cebu Pacific is firmly in place for full recovery and is set to exceed its pre-COVID network and capacity, aided by its seat sales, widest domestic network and reinstatement of its international destinations.

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