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Cebu Pacific puts up special September rates (updated)

13 May 2009

Cebu Pacific’s new Go Lite promotion is running today until May 15, and applies to both domestic and international routes.

Domestic fares are selling at P299 (US$7), while all international flights, excluding those to Osaka, are selling at P599 (US$13). Domestic tickets include surcharges but international tickets do not.

This sale takes place only between 11am and 2pm and 5pm and 8pm (GMT+8) on the dates mentioned. Tickets booked are valid for travel from September 1 to 30.

Despite the short promotional time frame, the low-cost carrier is assuring customers that more than 100,000 seats are available, with the online booking system capable of accommodating 500,000 concurrent users.

The specials will benefit only passengers travelling without check-in baggage; those with luggage will have to add P200 (US$4).

Bookings can be made at www.cebupacificair.com, via Cebu Pacific’s reservations hotlines at 63 2 70 20 888 (Manila) and 63 32 230 8888 (Cebu) or with a travel agent.

Other airlines also went on the sales offensive today.

AirAsia is offering free seats on flights from three Australian destinations to Kuala Lumpur and throughout its entire network.

Passengers flying to the Malaysian capital from Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne pay only to cover a flight’s taxes and charges, while a range of fares are up for grabs between Kuala Lumpur and more than 65 destinations across Asia. This runs
until May 15, or until all tickets are sold out. Travel must be done between January 5 and April 30, 2010. For details, visit www.airasia.com

• Singapore Airlines is attracting Korea-based customers to to Singapore, and from there to selected points in Australia and Europe.

Passengers can fly from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport to Singapore for KRW395,500 (US$328), to Sydney for KRW686,800 (US$552), Perth for KRW669,200 (US$538), Melbourne for KRW670,800 (US$540), Adelaide for KRW684,400 (US$550), London for KRW766,300 (US$616), Frankfurt for KRW701,400 (US$564) and Zurich for KRW694,600 (US$558). All fares are inclusive of taxes, fuel surcharge and insurance.

The package, which offers hotel accommodation, airport transfers, unlimited rides on SIA’s Hop-On bus and free admission to major Singapore attractions, is bookable until May 22 and valid for travel until June 30. For more details, visit www.singaporeair.com

Joshua Tan

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