Cebu Pacific (CEB) continues to ramp up its domestic network to address rising travel demand, beginning with the increase of its Bacolod flights from twice to nine times weekly on Nov. 15, 2021.

CEB will operate a daily Manila-Bacolod flight via 5J 485, scheduled to depart the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 9:20AM. Its return flight, 5J 486 will leave the Bacolod Silay Airport at 11:15AM.

To help the inoculation initiatives of Negros Occidental, CEB will give all fully-vaccinated passengers to and from Bacolod with pre-purchased baggage a waiver for fees for 5kg excess baggage from Nov. 15, 2021 to Jan. 15, 2022.

Passengers eligible for this must present their vaccination card or certificate at the CEB check-in counters.

CEB Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Michael Ivan Shau thanked Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson for approving the airline’s request to add more flights to and from Bacolod.

“We believe these additional flights will contribute to the economic recovery not only of Negros Occidental but of Region VI as well,” he added.

In support of the local government’s efforts to drive vaccination, two Manila-Bacolod out of the 9x weekly flights will be exclusively for fully-vaccinated passengers from Nov. 16, 2021, until Jan. 15, 2022.

These flights will operate every Tuesday and Thursday via 5J 475, with a scheduled time of departure of 2:00PM. CEB also operates a once-weekly flight between Cebu and Bacolod every Tuesday.

“We know that these steps will pave the way for us to rebuild the public’s trust and confidence in air travel, and we will continue to work closely with the national and local governments concerning these efforts,” according to Shau.

Source: Manila Bulletin (