Davao to Cagayan de Oro direct flights launched

Well, after years of waiting for another airline to launch Davao to Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro to Davao direct flights (the last airline that offered this was Mindanao Air – if memory serves me right – I was able to fly twice), the wait is finally over. Cebu Pacific Airlines has launched a direct thrice-weekly service from Davao to Cagayan de Oro starting May 14, 2009. And here’s pretty tempting news for those who want to try this new route — Cebu Pacific is introducing this Davao City to Cagayan de Oro City, Cagayan de Oro City to Davao City route with a one-way ‘Go Lite’ promo fare of P499 all-in.

The seat sale will run from today to April 30, 2009 and is valid for travel from June 1 to August 31, 2009. Promo fare is non-refundable.

The flight departs from Davao every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:00pm and arrives in Cagayan de Oro at 6:50pm. The return flight leaves Cagayan de Oro at 7:10pm and lands in Davao at 8:00pm.

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I found something funny in Cebu Pacific Airline’s press release about this new route, however. According to the statement of Cebu Pac VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog, the flight will accordingly “cut to an hour” the “usual 10-hour road trip.”

Was Miss Iyog misinformed or has she even tried traveling the CDO-Davao route via land trip? Why, the last time I did, it only took us 6 hours! And that was even via public transportation. If via a private vehicle, it may only have taken us 4-5 hours. Tsk tsk.

Anyways, I guess she had to say what she had to say.

After the seat sale, the lowest year-round ‘Go Lite’ fare from Davao to Cagayan de Oro starts from P688 all-in.

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Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, social media strategist, publicist, Google Business Group - Women lead organizer, avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. She is also a regular resource person for social media and blogging related conferences/workshops here and abroad. In 2012, Mindanaoan also completed a US Gov't. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging global leaders. She toured the U.S. for about a month for her IVLP experience. She is the founder of a bloggers group and social media club. She is also an active member of several online media, bloggers and social media enthusiasts groups all over the world. Mindanaoan is available for work and travel. Contact Mindanaoan at mindanaoan@gmail.com

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9 Responses

  1. Randy C says:

    Not a bad deal at all if “all-in” means including taxes. I don’t expect to need to go to CDO very often, but it’s nice to have options.

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  2. chavsraul says:

    So the CDO airport runway have nite lights now?

  3. @Randy – that’s true. Options are always good.

    @chavsraul – I suppose so or else they’d have a difficult time since the flights are in the evenings

  4. jga-p says:

    hey, bakit puro alanganin ang flights? malaking market for Cebu Pacificang mga students ng State U ng iligan, so marami talagang babyahe sa friday night and saturday evening para sa ka-kanilang Masters and Doctorates… h

  5. @jga-p – I reckon Cebu Pacific conducted a feasibility study before they launched these flights. Also, siguro they want to schedule their planes

  6. Catherine says:

    Hi! I’ve been searching for this kasi tinatamad ako magbayhe for cdo because of the very long hours of travel. May I ask when can I get booking for davao-cdo flight? thanks you very much for this info.
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  7. @catherine – you can check out Cebu Pacific Airlines’ website. You can buy your plane tickets online =)
    .-= Taga Mindanao´s last blog ..Probe Media Foundation invites Mindanao journalists to UNICEF-funded fellowship =-.

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