By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Low-cost airline Cebu Pacific will be the first Philippine-based carrier to fly directly from Puerto Princesa in Palawan to Hong Kong. The maiden flight is set on November 17, 2019. This comes after the budget airline announced its direct flights from Clark to Guangzhou. On top of this, the airline will also commence flights from Clark to Puerto Princesa on the same day.
Cebu Pacific Puerto Princesa to Hong Kong and back flights are schedules four times weekly, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. In a press release by Cebu Pacific, flight 5J 5306 departs Puerto Princesa at 3:35pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and at 4:05pm on Saturdays. The return flight, 5J 5307 departs Hong Kong at 7:30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; and at 8:00pm on Saturdays.
With the launch of the new routes, Cebu Pacific capacity to Puerto Princesa will increase by 7%.
Cebu Pacific Vice President for Commercial Alex Reyes said, "travelers from Hong Kong can now conveniently fly directly to Palawan, and enjoy their island vacation much sooner, saving them time and a connecting flight via Manila."
"We also enable tourists to enjoy more of the Philippines with options for easy connections between other key domestic destinations. We look forward to flying more tourists to one of the best islands in the world," he continued.
The new international route is geared to better connect Palawan to a key international hub which gives access to a wider market for tourists.
The new route is the fifth destination to the Philippines from Hong Kong. Currently, Cebu Pacific flies to Hong Kong from Manila, Clark, Cebu, and Iloilo.
Puerto Princesa is the gateway to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage, pristine beaches and other natural attractions such as El Nido, San Vicente and Port Barton.
Source: Cebu Pacific