Cheaper than bus fare
Cebu Pacific is introducing its Davao to Cagayan de Oro route at a promotional price lower than the bus fare. In a statement, the company said airfare between this Cagayan de Oro and Davao, starting May 14, will be at P499 all-in during the promotional period and P688 all-in year-round.
A bus ticket between the two cities costs P600 to P700. “The opening of our direct Davao-Cagayan de Oro service will provide a faster, more convenient and affordable travel option for travelers between Northern and Southern Mindanao,” Candice A. Iyog, Cebu Pacific’s vice-president for marketing, said. Air travel between the two points takes less than an hour compared with more than seven hours by bus.
Beginning May 14, 2009, flight schedules will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the week. Cebu Pacific Flight 5J-215 will depart Cagayan de Oro City for Davao at 6:00 pm. The return flight from Davao (5J-216) will be at 7:10 pm and arrives at Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro at 8:00 pm.