Marking Cebu Pacific's first route launch for the year 2021, the Philippines' leading low-cost carrier announced Tuesday the introduction of direct flights between Manila and Surigao on January 16, 2021.
"We are very pleased to launch this direct flight between Manila and Surigao as we believe this will contribute to the recovery of the travel and tourism industry. There is pent up demand for travel and this direct connection will allow both residents and tourists alike to fly to and from Surigao conveniently starting next year, be it for leisure or business purposes," said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience.
Flights between the two destinations will operate every Saturday, once-weekly, on-board Cebgo's 78-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft. DG-6681 departs from Manila at 9:55 am, while return flight DG-6682 departs from Surigao at 12:35 pm.
Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific is also resuming flights between Cebu and Surigao on the same week. The Cebu-Surigao service runs every Tuesday starting January 12, 2021.
The Province of Surigao del Norte requires arriving tourists to present a negative RT-PCR (swab) test result taken at least 48 hours before departure, a confirmed hotel booking for at least 15 days in a DOT-accredited facility, a printed copy of Surigao del Norte's Provincial Health e-FORM, and a valid identification card.
To date, Cebu Pacific operates flights to and from 30 domestic and five (5) international destinations. CEB has been rated 7/7 stars by airlineratings.com for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards.
These include contactless procedures, thorough cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, mandatory wearing of masks and face shields for both passengers and crew, as well as Antigen testing for CEB frontliners before duty. On top of these, our aircraft are also equipped with hospital-grade HEPA filters with 99.99% efficacy, keeping viruses at bay.