Cebu Pacific flight soars from Masbate to Manila for 1st time
LEGAZPI CITY — The first and inaugural commercial flight of the Cebu Pacific connecting Masbate province to Manila flew on Tuesday morning (Feb. 14), the Department of Tourism Bicol regional Director Maria Nini Ong-Ravanilla said.
Seventy-six (76) passenger flights between Masbate and Manila have been flying daily since Feb. 15 (Wednesday), said Alexander Lao, CEO/President of the Cebgo,
“This is the first time Cebu Pacific is flying Manila to Masbate (and vice versa). With this commercial flight, it will boost tourism, investment and business generation,” Ravanilla said on Wednesday.
Two commercial airlines are now flying in Masbate. The other is Philippine Airlines.
She said the additional flights would surely increase the tourist arrivals for Masbate. In 2015, Masbate hit the target of 262,850 tourist arrivals with a marked increase of six percent over previous records.
“The data show that 300,000 are achievable with this development. Masbate is confident to hit its target of 350,000 tourist arrivals,” Ravanilla added. SFM