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Cebu Pacific flies its 200 millionth passenger; set to restore 100% of pre-pandemic domestic capacity

200 millionth passenger of Cebu Pacific with Lance Gokongwei - CEB's Chief Executive Officer

Cebu Pacific Celebrates Boarding its 200 Millionth Passenger

Team Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – I was recently invited by Cebu Pacific to attend the celebration of one of their company’s amazing milestones. Cebu Pac proudly announces that they are awarding their luckiest 200 Millionth Passenger with unlimited domestic flights for the year 2022! This lucky passenger was also recognized on board and introduced to the media and attendees at the Mactan International Airport arrival hall. The other passengers together with the crew carrying the lucky passenger were also greeted with grand festivities and activities upon their arrival!

5J575 bound for Cebu NOW Boarding
5J575 bound for Cebu NOW Boarding

CEB also proudly celebrated the milestone today at the airline’s very own hometown, Cebu. Hailing from the Queen City of the South itself, Cebu Pacific officially has the most number of Manila-Cebu flights with 18 daily trips. This very route is also the first-ever flight by the Cebu Pacific airline way back in 1996. Amazing, isn’t it? I was really impressed with Cebu Pacific’s strong and deep connection with Cebu itself. No wonder why the airline was named after one of the country’s most prominent provinces, right?

Pre-boarding Celebration at NAIA 3
Pre-boarding Celebration at NAIA 3

Along with the airline’s symbolic celebration comes great news that puts a smile on everyone’s faces, including me! During the press conference, CEB announced that the airline expects to restore 100% of its pre-pandemic domestic capacity in April 2022. As the Philippines’ leading airline, this move by CEB will undoubtedly revamp our whole country’s tourism especially now that the pandemic travel restrictions are starting to ease up.

All passengers onboard were given a free CEB lootbag
All passengers onboard were given a free CEB lootbag

Even in its 26th year already, Cebu Pacific remains dedicated to providing Filipinos and other international tourists with safe and convenient flights to and from the Philippines. In fact, the month-long #CEBSuperSeatFest is still ongoing as part of the airline’s anniversary celebration. Get ready to score huge fare discounts and great deals with Cebu Pacific! On top of all these, CEB also operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering a total of 47 destinations, 14 of which are international flights! Cebu Pac commands a strong fleet composed of 74 aircraft, including two (2) dedicated ATR freighters. The airline also achieved a 7-star safety rating from airlineratings.com for its COVID-19 compliance featuring a 100% vaccinated crew, and consistently disinfected aircraft.

200 millionth passenger of Cebu Pacific with Lance Gokongwei - CEB's Chief Executive Officer
200 millionth passenger of Cebu Pacific with Lance Gokongwei – CEB’s Chief Executive Officer

See? If you’re looking for the safest, most affordable, and most recommended airline in the Philippines, Cebu Pacific can answer the call. Here are some of the wonderful experiences that Cebu Pacific allowed me to enjoy in line with their 200 Millionth Passenger celebration!

Overnight Stay at Summit Galleria Cebu

Summit Galleria Cebu
Summit Galleria Cebu

After the short press conference at Mactan International Airport, we headed to Summit Galleria Cebu to check in and take some quick rest. This impressive hotel is located within the Robinsons Galleria Cebu Lifestyle Complex offering direct access to the shopping mall itself! So if you like strolling in and out of the mall from time to time, I’m sure you’ll find it very convenient. International brand retail shops and service outlets are scattered around the area to elevate your shopping experience.

The Rooms

Suite Room at Summit Galleria Cebu
Suite Room at Summit Galleria Cebu

I stayed in a Suite Room and it’s really quite huge! It’s actually perfect for a digital nomad like me because apart from the huge space, they also have reliable and fast internet allowing me to work seamlessly whenever I want. The suite room also features several impressive facilities like a spacious bathroom, flatscreen TV with satellite and cable channels, and of course, powerful air conditioners!

Summit Galleria’s Facilities and Amenities

Summit Galleria Cebu Cafe Summit
Summit Galleria Cebu Cafe Summit

The hotel also houses an all-day dining restaurant, café, and a bar made available to cater to and satisfy everyone’s gastronomic desires. This whole area was designed as an imaginative social space where guests can lounge or catch up over coffee and indulge in delectable dishes among friends, family, and colleagues. There’s also a wide entertainment area set up as a mixture of vibrant seating clusters featuring game and leisure areas with a billiards table, darts, and foosball! And if you just want to relax, you can always chill out at Summit Galleria’s very own indoor swimming pool.

Café Summit

Cafe Summit Cebu Open Kitchen
Cafe Summit Cebu Open Kitchen

Café Summit Galleria Cebu is located on the ground floor of the hotel where guests can enjoy a dining experience to remember. This 98-seater restaurant is perfect for any occasion: a casual dinner date with friends, a family bonding experience, or even a romantic dinner. The cozy and chic design of the restaurant fits perfectly with the impressive set of delicious menus that they offer. Some of the café’s signature dishes include the Spicy Chicken and Prawn Laksa, Scallops Duo, Seafood Wedge Salad, and the mouthwatering Opera Cake dessert!

Prawn Laksa at Cafe Summit Cebu
Prawn Laksa at Cafe Summit Cebu
Bagnet Salad Cafe Summit
Bagnet Salad Cafe Summit
Roast Chicken at Cafe Summit
Roast Chicken at Cafe Summit
Cafe Summit Dessert
Cafe Summit Dessert
Cafe Summit Galleria Cebu Chef
Cafe Summit Galleria Cebu Chef

Summit Galleria Cebu has been granted by the Department of Tourism and Department of Health with Multiple-Use Establishment Certification, Safety Seal, and WTTC Safe Travel Stamp.

The hotel is also a proud recipient of Tripadvisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice and Hotels.com Loved by Guests Award 2020.

Fantastic Dinner at Sugbo Mercado | SM City Seaside Cebu

Food Stalls at Sugbo Mercado Skypark
Food Stalls at Sugbo Mercado Skypark

I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews about Sugbo Mercado and I was really delighted when I found out that this will be our dinner place. This food hub was launched in January soon after Typhoon Odette heavily affected the city. Known for its trademark of an open-air food market concept, Sugbo Mercado Skypark offers a unique dining experience situated on top of Cebu’s biggest mall, SM Seaside City Cebu.

The Mouthwatering Choices at Sugbo Mercado Skypark

Lechon at Sugbo Mercado Skypark
Lechon at Sugbo Mercado Skypark
Avocado Milkshake at Sugbo Mercado Skypark
Avocado Milkshake at Sugbo Mercado Skypark

The Sugbo Mercado Skypark showcases Cebu’s beautiful food scene and culture. Over 20 vendors offer irresistible food choices from classic Cebuano delicacies, Filipino street foods, international cuisine, and even fusion dishes! Sugbo Mercado is open every Monday to Sunday from 11 AM to 9 PM. Make sure to check it out and have a great time!

As they always have, Cebu Pacific let me experience another amazing trip, and although the trip was short, I definitely enjoyed it. And in many more years to come, I’ll still trust Cebu Pacific to give me and millions of Filipinos countless more amazing trips that they’ll never forget. Congratulations Cebu Pacific I’m looking forward to making more memories with you in the future!

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