Cebu Pacific recognized their 100 millionth passenger, Yelen Bontuyan, making her trip from Cebu to Manila. In their 18 years of service, this is really a major milestone for them. During the airline’s trademark Fun Games, a special in-flight announcement was held where they gave Yelen, the 100 millionth passenger, PhP 100,00. Not only that, she also received 100 tickets to any domestic or international destination. Even the all the passengers on her flight felt this major celebration because each of them was given free round trip tickets to the domestic destination of their choice.
As Yelen arrived in Manila, a warm reception was prepared for her. She was accompanied by Cebu Pacific employees who have been part of the airline since then. For them, Yelen will now be a part of Cebu Pacific Company.
Yelen, who is based in Manila, shared, “I’ve been going back and forth to Cebu, where many of my relatives are based, since I was very young. For the past 16 years, I fly Cebu Pacific because their airfare is much more affordable than other airlines. With my ticket prize, I really want to visit more places in the Philippines, and visit my relatives more often. Being the 100 millionth passenger is my most memorable travel experience. This is really a blessing for me. It’s a great way to start the year.”
100M Trips, 100M Stories, 100M Juans
Late last year, as Cebu Pacific got ready to reach its 100 millionth milestone, Cebu Pacific provided tickets to 13 Facebook friends, who nominated their loved ones they believed deserving of free flights. Their stories, ranging from a close sibling bond to a mother’s dream destination, were also featured on the Cebu Pacific Air Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CebuPacificAir).
The airline also continues to share the different stories of the people one meets while traveling, via the Juan of a Kind Stories Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JuanOfAKindStories). From the heartwarming to the humorous, each anecdote captures the similarities and differences of our cultures.
CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog related, “We started operations in 1996, at a time when air travel was expensive. It will always be a privilege for us to link islands and countries together, contribute to nation-building, and play a role in our passengers’ life stories.”
Cebu Pacific has grown into the Philippines’ largest airline with approximately 90 domestic and international routes, taking more people to farther shores and providing affordable air travel. It now operates the most extensive network within the Philippines, as well as between the Philippines to 28 international destinations, including Australia (Sydney), Brunei, Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Riyadh), and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). For more information, visit www.cebupacificair.com.
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