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P499 Cebu Pacific Sale Fare on Bus and Ferry Routes
Good news for those for people still taking the slow bus and slower ferries to get to their home province, latest Cebu Pacific's sale on popular bus routes gives you a choice to fly to get there faster at about the same price as bus and ferry commuting. Cebu Paficic Sale period: Now until November 16, 2009 Travel Period: December 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010
Bus and ferry routes covered include the following flights:
Manila to Cauayan (Isabela) Manila to Laoag (Ilocos Norte) Manila to Legazpi (Albay) Manila to Tuguegarao, Manila to Naga (Camarines Sur) Manila to Virac (Catanduanes) Manila to San Jose (Romblon)
The P499 ‘Go Lite’ seats are also available for flights for these routes:
Cebu to Dumaguete, Cebu to Butuan, Cebu to Cagayan de Oro, Cebu to Legazpi, Cebu to Bacolod, Cebu to Cotabato, Cebu to Roxas, Cebu to Iloilo Cebu to Tacloban
Davao to Cagayan de Oro Davao to Iloilo.
Travellers with check-in luggage need to add P100 on booking.
Note that the bus is still recommended for people with lots of baggage in tow (to avoid excess baggage charges of course) as well as shelling out PhP200 for airport terminal fees and sometimes taxi fare to the airport.