Flights June 30, 2014. Cebu Pacific sent off its maiden Cebu-Tandag-Cebu flights, making the capital city of the province of Surigao del Sur more accessible to Cebuanos and the travelling public.
“The addition of this thrice weekly Cebu-Tandag service to our network reinforces our commitment to make it easy to travel around the Philippines. Before, the closest airport with commercial flights was Butuan, which is approximately five hours away from Tandag by land. Now, Tandag is just a 65 minute flight from Cebu, “ said Atty. Jorenz Tanada, CEB VP for Corporate Affairs, during the flight launch event in Cebu.
Tandag is the gateway to awesome destinations like the Enchanted River, the Britania Group of Islands, Tinuy-an Falls, Cagwait Beach and the surfing spot of Lanuza. Using a 72-seater ATR aircraft, the maiden flight departed at 11:00am and arrived in Tandag at 12:15pm. The return flight departed at 12:35 and due to bad weather condition, arrived in Cebu 2:30pm.
The maiden flight from Cebu was sent off by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Chief Finance Officer Brig. Gen. Rodante Joya, Department of Tourism (DOT) Central Visayas Regional Director Rowena Montecillo, Mactan- Cebu International Airport Authority General Manager Engr. Nigel Paul Villarete, and Lapu-lapu City Tourism Officer Hembler Mendoza.
From Tandag, the maiden flight was sent off by Surigao del Sur District I Congressman Philip Pichay, Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel, CAAP Finance Officer Joya and DOT Caraga Regional Director Leticia Tan.
CEB Cebu-Tandag-Cebu flights are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday adding connectivity to the Caraga Region, with existing CEB flights to Siargao, Surigao and Butuan.
Cebu to Tandag lowest year-round fares start at PHP588.
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