The effort of making it easier to fly in the Philippines was made possible by integrating terminal fees when you buy tickets. In August last year, all airlines have implement this but only those who are flying out of Manila.
Today, Cebu Pacific Air, the country’s largest and the first budget airline announced that passengers flying out of CEBU will have to enjoy the same privilege. All tickets that you will buy beginning March 1 will include the terminal fee of P200. That means, you don’t have to line up inside the terminal to pay again.
For tickets bought before March 1, you still need to line up and do the regular routine.
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Here’s the official press release of CEB.
The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) reminds passengers that the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will integrate the PHP200 domestic terminal fee into the cost of all airline tickets starting March 1, 2013.
All passengers with domestic flights originating from or passing through the Cebu airport will soon pay their PHP200 MCIAA terminal fees upon purchase of airline tickets. Purchase may be done through internet booking, airline ticket offices and ticketing or travel agents.
Those who book their Cebu tickets before March 1 will still pay the MCIAA terminal fee at designated terminal fee counters at the airport.
“Last August 2012, all airlines began collecting the domestic terminal fee for flights out of Manila. With one less queue, the arrangement has successfully improved passenger flow at the airport,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
“We are working with MCIAA to replicate this, to further improve guest experience at the airport. From Manila and now Cebu, our passengers will no longer have to line up and pay the terminal fee after checking in for their flight,” she added.
CEB offers the most flights out of Cebu, with 20 direct domestic and 6 international routes. This includes direct flights from Cebu to Manila, Coron, Clark, Caticlan (Boracay), Davao, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Surigao, Pagadian, Iloilo and Ozamiz.
CEB passengers passing through the airline’s Cebu hub grew 20% in 2012, as compared to 2011.
“We encourage everyone to continuously check our website and official Facebook or Twitter pages for the latest announcements, as well as seat sales and promos,” Iyog said.
CEB currently holds a 50% off seat sale on all its 21 international destinations until February 28, 2013 or until seats last. This is valid for travel from April 15 to June 30, 2013, except Dubai which has a travel period from October 7, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
The 21 international destinations on sale are: Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 24 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. Between 2013 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 18 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 2nd half of 2013, with the arrival of two Airbus A330 aircraft.
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