Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, has formally launched its flights from General Santos to Clark, providing more travel options for the people of Gensan and the surrounding regions while boosting tourism and economic growth in both areas.
Starting April 26, 2023, every Juan can fly directly from General Santos to Clark three times a week, offering more travel options to visit one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. The airline also currently flies from General Santos to Manila, Cebu, and Iloilo.
“The launch of our flights between General Santos and Clark is consistent with Cebu Pacific’s mission to enable more people to travel and reach their dream destinations as well as provide logistical support to vital cargo essential for commerce and trade,” said Cebu Pacific Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Michael Ivan Shau who represented the airline during the launch of the General Santos-Clark flights.
“This will give travelers more opportunities to explore this part of Mindanao, and for residents of General Santos and nearby provinces, the chance to travel across the Philippines and rest of the world through LIPAD in Clark,” he added.
The Department of Tourism SOCCSKSARGEN and the city government of General Santos also expressed their appreciation to Cebu Pacific and reiterated their support for the carrier’s efforts to expand its network and capacity in the region.
“We thank Cebu Pacific for this milestone for SOCCSKSARGEN, specifically for General Santos International Airport. This is something that we’ve been dreaming to have, and this will really boost our visitor economy,” said DOT SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Director Nelia Arina.
“The increased connectivity in General Santos City will support the local government’s efforts to spur travel and tourism in our city. We invite travelers to come and visit us here and experience the warmth and hospitality of our people,” said Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao.
The launch of the new route will provide passengers from General Santos and nearby provinces with direct access to Clark and its neighboring cities, including Angeles City and Subic, and the stunning Mount Pinatubo.
Similarly, passengers from Clark will have the convenience of exploring General Santos, known for its thriving tuna industry and serving as the gateway to Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and North Cotabato. The direct link between these two destinations will offer travelers more options for exploring the beauty and culture of the region.
CEB is firmly in place for full recovery as it restores its pre-COVID network and capacity, aided by its unbeatable seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of all its international destinations.
The airline flies to 35 domestic and 25 international destinations, spanning across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.