Lapu mayor asks DOH to ban direct flights from neighboring cities of Wuhan City

Rosalie Abatayo 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Amid the threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has called on the Department of Health (DoH) to consider banning direct flights from the neighboring cities of Wuhan, China…

DOT-7 chief: Visitors discovering Cebu has good connections to other destinations

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/07/2017

Amid a growing tourism market, the opening of new domestic and international flight routes serviced from Cebu will help address the need for greater connectivity between destinations in the country. Catalino Chan III, regional director of the…

Envoy: Danish firms exploring Cebu market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/16/2017

Investors from Denmark see lower cost of doing business, direct flights as Cebu’s come-ons Danish companies are expected to set up shop in Cebu soon as Denmark seeks to establish partnerships with growth areas outside Metro Manila.…

PAL to add 5 new domestic routes from Cebu by first quarter this year

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/26/2017

National flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) continues its domestic expansion with the opening of new routes from Cebu in the first quarter of 2017. Harry Inoferio, PAL senior assistant vice president for sales, announced on Thursday a direct…

More direct Cebu–China flights in 2017

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/18/2017

Tourism and business opportunities await Cebu as more direct flights are launched from China to the southern Philippine province in 2017. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in a statement quoting Xiamen Air Travel general manager Deng…

Selling Cebu like ‘Republic of Cebu’ eased travel advisory impact

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/01/2016

THE marketing of Cebu apart from the country has lessened the impact on Cebu of foreign governments issuing travel advisories to the Philippines. Ryan Uy, Philippine Airlines (PAL) vice president for sales, said Cebu is fortunate it…

Airport to woo more airlines in next two years, exec says

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/27/2016

It will be a busy two years for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) as officials aggressively market the airport to international airlines before Terminal 2 is completed in 2018. Nigel Paul C. Villarete, MCIAA general manager,…

More direct flights launched

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/27/2016

EVA Air’s three-hour Cebu-Taipei flight, which was launched yesterday, will be serviced by Airbus 321-200s, which can carry up to 184 passengers. The aircraft will depart Cebu at 11:05 a.m. daily, and arrive in Taipei at 2…

Direct links to LA, Dubai begin March

Vanessa Claire Lucero with Mary Claire U. Catado 01/06/2016

EVA Air also expected to launch Cebu-Taipei route At least three international routes will be introduced at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in March. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will introduce on March 15 a direct link…

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