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MANILA - The operator of Cebu Pacific on Tuesday said it will mount flights to Bali, Indonesia starting March next year.

In a statement, Candice Iyog, Cebu Air Inc vice president for marketing and distribution, said the direct service from Manila to Bali will start on March 16, 2013, just in time for the peak summer travel season in the Philippines.

Bali will become Cebu Pacific's second Indonesian destination after Jakarta ,and the Philippine carrier's 20th international destination.

The most popular tourism destination in Indonesia, Bali has been ranked by BBC Travel, Lonely Planet and Travel&Leisure Magazine as among the world’s best islands.

To introduce this route, Cebu Pacific has offered an P888 seat sale from November 20-23, or until seats last. This is for travel from March 16 to June 30.

After the sale period, lowest year-round fares for Bali start at P3,499, which is up to 38 percent lower than other airlines.

At present, Cebu Pacific flies to 19 international destinations: Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.

The Gokongwei-owned airline operates 10 Airbus A319, 22 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 40 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest in the Philippines.

Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 19 more A320s and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the third quarter of 2013.

 

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