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    Cebu Pacific Flights to Caticlan Airport(Boracay)

    Cebu Pacific's new direct flights from Manila to Caticlan and Cebu to Caticlan is now live. From Caticlan, the world famous beaches of Boracay is just a short boat ride away.

    Last December, Tutubi availed of the famous Piso Fare of Cebu Pacific to get low cost, short travel time to Boracay Island. He came to explore Boracay Island's hidden wonders the usual visitors of the Philippines' most famous tourist destination don't get to see.

    Picture of ATR 72-500 plane on disembarkation

    baggage loading of ATR 72-500 turboprop airplane

    The spanking new ATR 72-500 aircraft still smelled like it has just been taken out of the factory. Arranged with 19 rows and 4 columns, passengers were made to occupy front, middle and back rows to stabilize the aircraft. Stabilization also includes weighing of passengers with their carry-on baggage (this is similar to Tutubi's SeaAir flight to Busuanga in 2004). Passengers were requested to deplane by rows starting at the back rows, still, for plane stabilization purpose.

    The best part of the flight, Tutubi's favorite, were the in-flight games where the cabin crew asked trivia questions from passengers and gave away nice shoe bags courtesy of Sun Cellular. It's unprecedented that Tutubi was able to win two shoe bags; one for each flight of his round-trip ticket!

    This will be the first of a series of the wandering Tutubi's Budget Boracay with a Blast and also the first field assignment of his new Nikon D80 camera with Nikon 18-200 VR lens :P


    Other Information on Cebu Pacific Flights to Caticlan:

    The turboprop ATR72-500 airplane arrived and departed on time at Caticlan Airport (renamed Godofredo P. Ramos National Airport)

    Cebu Pacific acquired several ATR72-500 aircraft manufactured by Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) based in Toulouse, France.

    Cebu Pacific Go Fares start at PhP688. Flights to Kalibo start at PhP288.

    Cebu Pacific uses NAIA Terminal 3 on Fields Avenue (starting August 1, 2008)

    Terminal fee at Manila Domestic Airport is PhP200 white at Caticlan Airport is PhP10.

    Daily Flight Schedules from Manila to Caticlan (Flight time is estimated at 55 minutes)

    Flight Number Depart Arrive

    5J 891 0530 0630

    5J 893 0615 0715

    5J 895 0825 0925

    5J 897 0910 1010

    5J 899 1210 1310

    5J 901 1415 1515

    5J 903 1510 1610

    Daily Flights from Caticlan to Manila

    5J 892 0650 0755

    5J 894 0735 0840

    5J 896 1030 1135

    5J 898 1235 1340

    5J 900 1330 1435

    5J 902 1535 1640

    5J 904 1630 1735

    Daily Flights from Cebu to Caticlan

    5J 136 1115 1215

    Daily Flights from Caticlan to Cebu

    5J 135 0945 1045

    Note: Flight Schedules may change without prior notice. Please check Cebu Pacific's official website.

    Other airlines serving the short Manila to Caticlan route: SeaAir, Asian Spirit and Air Philippines (affiliated with Philippine Airlines (PAL)

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:09 PM,


    At Mar 16, 2008, 10:56:00 PM, Blogger Kyels said...

    The fares ain't too bad.


    At Mar 17, 2008, 1:01:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Good luck with the new camera.
    Great that you won on that flight!

    At Mar 17, 2008, 2:01:00 PM, Blogger Toe said...

    Hey, I'm really interested in this. It's great to be able to go to Boracay through a budget airline. Haha... cool shoe bags you got there Tutubi! :)

    At Mar 17, 2008, 8:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is so great! Going to Boracay now becomes much more affordable and faster.

    People from VisMin now has more options.

    At Mar 18, 2008, 11:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    you must be really fast in raising your hands to answer the trivia questions :)

    At Feb 25, 2012, 6:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how much is the air fare for caticlan?


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