Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, is launching a new route linking Hong Kong with Iloilo City, the capital of Iloilo Province, which is located in the country’s Western Visayas region. Flights will operate twice weekly. Service will commence on 9 November 2012.
The province of Iloilo is one of the most important travel destinations in the Philippines owing to its beautiful Old World architecture. Because it was a leading province during the Spanish Colonial Era, Iloilo is dotted with beautiful old Spanish Colonial churches.
Most Flights to Greater China
Cebu Pacific Air already has the most flights linking the Philippines with Greater China. There are four daily flights linking Hong Kong with Manila, the national capital of the Philippines. The airline also has daily service linking Hong Kong with both Clark and Cebu, another important travel destination for tourists.
In addition to Hong Kong, Cebu Pacific Air also has daily flights linking Macau with Manila and four flights a week between Macau and Clark.
“Greater China is one of our top source markets, and we are proud to offer our Chinese passengers more brand new aircraft and the lowest fares to various destinations across the Philippines,” says Cebu Pacific (CEB) Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
“CEB also offers the lowest fares to Southeast Asia via the Philippines, including Siem Reap [Cambodia] and Hanoi [Vietnam], home of world renowned Angkor Wat and Ha Long Bay, respectively. Passengers from Greater China can also book the lowest fares to Jakarta, Boracay, Coron, Bangkok, and more.”
Top Five Historic Sites in Iloilo City
The province of Iloilo is full of Spanish Colonial architecture. Here are five of the top sites in Iloilo City, the provincial capital.
- Cabatuan Church. With three facades, this red brick Neoclassic Church is largest Hispanic structure in Iloilo.
- Miagao Church. A World Heritage Site, this Aztec-Baroque inspired church is built of yellowish Limestone.
- Molo Church. This Gothic Renaissance Church was used as a watch tower to warn the people if there were any attackers approaching Iloilo City.
- Old Capitol Building. A National Historical Site, the old Capitol Building of the Province of Iloilo was built with wood and stone during the Spanish Colonial Era.
- San Jose Church. Situated in front of the Plaza Libertad, this Byzantine-Neoclassical church is the most historic churches in Iloilo City.