Cebu Pacific says Piso Fare will be back, shares ‘new normal’ in domestic travel

Excited for your first getaway after the quarantine? Hold your horses. This will make you more ecstatic.

I know you’re already planning for your next adventure. You could have even prepared your itinerary. However, are you fretting whether or not airfare would hike? If yes, then fret not, because Cebu Pacific is going to make you wave ‘Hello’ to Piso fares once everything goes back to normal. Or should I say, our new normal?

According to research, passenger planes may have to keep some of their seats empty should they need to follow the social distancing during flights.

Nonetheless, Cebu Pacific spokesperson Charo Logarta-Lagamon has assured that the Gokongwei-led budget airline will continue to provide low airfares.

“Mayroon namang ibang ways para ma-manage natin the cost of a flight. So hindi naman necessary na tataas ito [at] wala nang Piso Fare,”

– Charo Logarta-Lagamon, Cebu Pacific spokesperson

“Mandate na po ng Cebu Pacific mula noong magsimula ang airline 24 years ago, mandato na po na magbigay sa publiko ng abot-kaya at accessible na pamasahe. She stressed that the Piso Fare is a company mandate, and that “there will always be room for budget fare.”

In the same interview, the spokesperson delineated how Cebu Pacific will implement the new normal in airline travel. This includes, but not limited to:

  • Disinfection and cleaning of aircrafts between flights and upon parking in boneyards.
  • Passengers will be required to wear face masks
  • Aircraft personnel will be required to wear personal protective equipment
  • Online check-in will also be encouraged to minimize contact with the ground personnel

But when asked to comment about the possible fare hike, “Kapag konti kasi ang nabebentang upuan, pag kunwari hindi na binebenta iyong middle seat, mas konting pasahero ang maghahati sa cost of mounting this flight, so pangamba nila ay tataas ang pamasahe. I think medyo speculative pa po iyan sa ngayon,” she said.

Once this is all over, may we all never forget to #SupportLocal and #LoveLocal. Let us help our nation rise above all. Let’s not leave anyone astray. Let us all pray.

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Sarah Ladeza
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