Cebu Pacific relaunches Laoag-Manila route

Sand dunes, beaches and centuries-old churches in northern Philippines are now easier to visit.

Pinoy adventurers can now cut their travel time of 10 to 12 hours by land when they explore northern Philippines. Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, relaunched yesterday, May 22, its Laoag-Manila route offering great values to passengers through the airline’s affordable fares and stronger connectivity to and from north Luzon.

CEB has started daily flights between Manila and Laoag, making it the 35th destination in the airline’s domestic network.  With CEB’s newest route, traveling around the Philippines from Laoag has now become much easier, with the airline flying directly to 29 other local destinations from Ninoy Aquino International Airport including Bacolod, Boracay, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Zamboanga.

Paoay Church and Belfry, a National Cultural Treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Paoay Church and Belfry, a National Cultural Treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Travelers from the Ilocos region can now also conveniently connect to 23 destinations across the airline’s international network from Manila, such as Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Narita, Singapore, Sydney, and Taipei.

“We are excited to fly again to Laoag as we continue to grow our domestic network and provide accessible and affordable air travel to every Juan. The relaunch of this route will also strengthen Laoag’s position as a leading tourism and cultural hub in north Luzon,” said Xander Lao, Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer.

The provincial government of Ilocos Norte lauded CEB’s initiatives to boost the province’s tourism industry and encourage more people to travel to Laoag and rest of the Ilocos region.

The sand dunes of Paoay, Ilocos Norte
The sand dunes of Paoay, Ilocos Norte.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Cebu Pacific to our province, as this signals a renewed hope for our tourism industry. We hope that more airlines will follow suit, as we continue to work together to revitalize our economy and bring back the vibrancy of Ilocos Norte’s tourism sector,” said Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc.

CEB is firmly in place for full recovery and is set to exceed its pre-COVID network and capacity, aided by its seat sales, widest domestic network, and the reinstatement of its international destinations.

The new lifestyle.