Cebu Pacific’s website and booking facilities now includes Singapore! I tried booking to see how much the fare would cost.
The promo fare (buy from July 20 – 26, travel from Aug 31 – Oct 19) amounts to PHP 6,327.00.
The non-promo fare amounts to Php 8,327.00 roundtrip.
Not bad, eh? It comes out higher than Tiger Airway’s roundtrip fares, but at least you get to fly from (the pitiful) NAIA Terminal 1. The question now is, how will their service fare compared to their competitors’?
One downside to Cebu Pacific’s new route is the time. Though they will be flying to and from Singapore daily, the timing is a bit off:
Departure from Manila is at 8:30pm, arrive in Singapore at 11:55pm
Departure from Singapore is at 12:40am, arrive in Manila at 4:05am
I suppose it’s great if you need to be in Singapore or Manila for a meeting the following day, hahaha. It’d suck if you’re paying for accommodations in Singapore because you’d be paying for a whole night when you’d only be staying for only half of it. I’m so glad I have relatives in Singapore. 😀
Starting December 19, 2006, Cebu Pacific will be offering TWO flights to and from Singapore.
ETD Manila 1630
ETA Singapore 2000
ETD Manila 2030
ETA Singapore 2355
ETD Singapore 0040
ETA Manila 0405
ETD Singapore 1900
ETA Manila 2230
I found out about this when I check the fares for flights next year. How sad is my life?
Another update: August 8, 2006
It seems I have
spoke blogged too soon, because when a couple of days ago, I checked the flight scheds again, and was dismayed to see that Cebu Pacific is back to one flight a day. Pffft~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~