Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has brought back the quirky “Safety Dance” performed by its cabin crew due to popular demand. It will feature on select regional and international flights from December 20 to 31, 2010.
The act, which was first staged on a Manila-Butuan City domestic flight a few months back, was recorded by a passenger on his mobile and loaded onto YouTube, attracting about 5 million hits overnight. It also drew the ire of local feminist groups, which labelled the all-female performance as “sexist”. The airline responded with a second dance demo, this time by the flight stewards.
Lance Gokongwei, the LCC’s chief executive officer, said: “Cebu Pacific has always been known as the fun airline and the dancing flight attendants were a global hit when we first introduced it last September so due to insistent public demand, we’re bringing them back for the holidays as a special treat to our guests.” The carrier is known for hosting onboard games and quizzes, which seem to have found favour with its customers.
The dance routine does not replace the normal safety demonstrations, which are required by the civil aviation authorities, Cebu Pacific executives have always stressed. Passengers are also reminded to remain seated during the performances and keep their mobile phones switched off.
December 20 Manila-Butuan-Manila
December 21 Manila-Taipei-Manila
December 22 Manila-Singapore-Manila
December 23 Manila-Kuala Lumpur-Manila
December 24 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
December 25 Manila-Seoul-Manila
December 26 Manila-Macau-Manila
December 27 Manila-Iloilo-Manila-Cebu-Manila
December 28 Manila-General Santos-Manila-Davao-Manila
December 29 Manila-Hong Kong-Manila
December 30 Manila-Osaka-Manila
December 31 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila-Dipolog-Manila
For more information, visit www.cebupacificair.com