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Cebu Pacific reduces fares to boost domestic tourism amid COVID-19 outbreak

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific on Wednesday announced a reduction in fares for over 70 domestic destinations, in line with government initiatives to boost domestic tourism amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a statement, Cebu Pacific announced promotional base fares at P88 for domestic flights originating from Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iloilo, and Zamboanga.

Cebu Pacific said it has also increased capacity by an average of 44% through upgrading to larger-capacity aircraft or additional flights.

"Through this increase in the supply of seats and fare reductions across our domestic route network, we
hope to encourage Philippine residents to travel and explore the country," said Candice Iyog, Vice
President for Marketing and Customer Experience of Cebu Pacific.

The announcement came after tourism industry stakeholders met with President Rodrigo Duterte and agreed to lower airfare and hotel rates.

The measures are aims at countering the negative effects of COVID-19 and to promote domestic tourism among locals.

"We are one with the government and fellow tourism stakeholders during this challenging time," said Iyog.

Reduced fares are made available across all booking channels of Cebu pacific, including partner travel agencies, its website or through its mobile application. —NB, GMA News

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