Cebu Pacific expands its footprint in North and Central Luzon with the opening of its Clark hub. With Bacolod to Clark flights, people from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have easier and faster access to destinations up in northern Philippines.
The Launch of the Bacolod to Clark Flights by Cebu Pacific
Last August 2019, the Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific opened up more doors to Luzon. They launched three new flights that will all lead to the Clark International Airport. Flights came from Bacolod City, Iloilo City, and Narita, Japan.
CEB is the first Philippine carrier to mount direct flights between Clark and Tokyo.
Flights from Clark to Bacolod and Iloilo take place daily, while direct service to and from Narita is scheduled four times weekly. They have scheduled flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Now, Cebu Pacific is also serving the Clark and Puerto Princesa in Palawan route.
The flight from Bacolod City is almost midnight, so passengers will arrive in Clark the following day. You have to carefully check the time and dates of your departure in order not to miss your flight.
In the same way, the return flight is in the evening, around 9:40pm. The flight takes about 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, depending on weather conditions and air traffic. While this travel schedule is a bit tiring, it wasn’t stressful. I kind of like it because for the number of nights that you stay in Clark, you get two whole extra days that you can use to rest or for sightseeing.
For our recent family vacation, we spent 3 nights in Baguio and 3 nights in Clark. But all in all, we stayed in Luzon for 8 days, which is awesome because we got to visit many places and do many things. We are a homeschooling family anyway, so we are not very concerned if the kids will be absent from school. Yep, the beauty of freestyle education–vacations throughout the year!
Additionally, I like the fact that it’s in the evening because even if you stay for only one night in your hotel, you can still avail yourself of the breakfast buffet. The kids really love their buffet breakfasts because they have the freedom to sample many different food items! That is why we really try to make it to the breakfast buffets in hotels.
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About Cebu Pacific
These four new routes from CEB will boost the carrier’s total capacity in Clark by 40% in 2019 alone. The also fly direct commercial air service to and from Davao and Panglao (Bohol). Moreover, they added more flights for the Clark-Macau route.
This budget Philippine airline expects to bring in over 60 aircrafts in the next eight years. That means more flights that will bring people in and out of the Philippines.
Aside from Clark, Cebu Pacific operates flights out of six other hubs, namely:
- Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
At present, CEB operates over 2,000 weekly flights across 37 domestic and 26 international destinations.
Cebu Pacific Online Bookings
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Baguio and Pampanga Stories Coming Up
- The Orchard Hotel Baguio City – a review of our 2-night family stay in their premier room. What a pretty boutique hotel with lots of Instagrammable corners!
- Xenia Hotel Clark – 2-night stay in their 2-bedroom unit, which is like a family suite. Lots of spaces for the kids to go around the room.
- Clark Marriott Hotel
- Aqua Planet Pampanga – a 10-hectare water park with thrill rides and slides
- Zoocobia Fun Zoo
- Clark Museum and 4D Theater
- Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad
- Appreciating Kapampangan Cuisine
- Kamiseta Hotel Baguio
Note: We went to Clark in the middle of the panic for the nCoV (covid-19). Thankfully, Cebu Pacific has stringent measures in disinfecting their planes. But as passengers, we also need to do our share. Read more: nCoV Scare: Don’t Panic But Be Careful About the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.
Let’s stay safe in the midst of the covid-19 scare but let’s not forget how to live. Love you, guys! 🙂