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Earlier this week, Cebu Pacific celebrated a milestone: It recorded its 200 millionth passenger, who was awarded one full yr of limitless home flights. And it obtained me eager about quite a lot of issues.

My first thought was, “Wow! What a fortunate man!” I used to be blissful for him, in fact, however I used to be additionally bursting with envy! There I used to be, planning my journeys for the remainder of the yr and I may actually use these free flights.

Cebu Pacific 200 Millionth Passenger
Picture courtesy of Cebu Pacific

However then it hit me. I used to be planning my journeys for the remainder of the yr. 2022. Planning journeys. This was the primary time I stated that in over two years. The primary time because the pandemic first reared its ugly head. It felt unreal, nevertheless it additionally felt hopeful. An indication that higher days are coming!

However that’s not the one indication that issues are turning for the higher. Cebu Pacific, already working 96% of its pre-pandemic home capability, can also be set to revive 100% of that this month after ramping up its community, following the easing of journey restrictions. The funds airline additionally registered a 200% rise in its common home and worldwide flights, from 2020.

“It’s encouraging to see and really feel journey confidence returning,” shares CEB President & CEO Lance Gokongwei on the March 29 Cebu Pacific occasion in Cebu. “We’re excited to soundly fly everyJuan to their locations so they might reunite with their households and family members, or pursue their enterprise pursuits, or revisit vacationer locations.”

Earlier that week, the main service additionally offered 100% of its CEB Super Passes, their versatile open-dated vouchers for many who haven’t selected a journey date or vacation spot but. These vouchers offered out in simply 5 days. I used to be one of many fortunate souls who have been capable of snag dozens (yep, 30+ vouchers) from that sale — therefore the journey planning I discussed earlier. (Yayyy!)

CEB Super Pass Vouchers

However the indicators aren’t simply up within the clouds. Down right here on the bottom, the indicators are all over the place, too! Simply check out the transport firms working Manila-Baguio buses like Victory Liner. Their newest schedule is nearly again to their pre-pandemic timetable, rising frequencies proper after Metro Manila and lots of different areas have been positioned beneath Alert Stage 1.

Genesis Transport’s Manila-Clark P2P bus timetable can also be getting beefier with each replace, excellent news for many who want to fly from Clark Airport as an alternative.

Hopefully, all the things would return to regular. Higher but, I hope what’s forward of us is a greater regular. It does really feel like we’re moving into a brand new period.

As for our group, who’ve additionally been severely affected by the pandemic, we’re set to return to locations we first visited with the intention to replace the knowledge on this weblog. We’re anticipating that increasingly vacationers shall be excited to exit and discover within the coming months, particularly this summer season, to quench their two-year journey drought. And as all the time however most particularly throughout these instances, we want to equip them with important, helpful data. Count on extra up to date journey guides on this web site within the coming weeks.

No matter occurs, all the time bear in mind to plan sensible, journey secure, and make each journey price it!


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