Sunlight Air launches Cebu hub, opens six new routes

Sunlight Air, a boutique airline renowned for its customer-centric and service-oriented approach, has announced the launch of a new hub at Mactan-Cebu International Airport starting April 2024.

An ATR 72-500 of Sunlight Air at Clark International Airport. Photo by Sunlight Air.

Launching a new hub in Cebu will strengthen the airline's presence in the region and provide travelers with more convenient options.

The airline has announced the addition of six new direct routes from Cebu City, also known as the Queen City of the South, via social media.

Starting April 1, 2024, passengers can fly directly from Cebu to Manila, Coron, and Siargao.

Later in the month, on April 30, a direct route from Cebu to Caticlan will be launched, offering easy access to the popular tourist destination of Boracay. Following this, direct flights to Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro will commence on July 1 and July 2, respectively.

In addition to the new Cebu hub, Sunlight Air maintains hubs in Manila and Clark, operating a fleet of three ATR 72-500s. The airline is known for its domestic scheduled and non-scheduled airline services, providing bespoke travel bubble packages and cargo services.

Flight schedules

The following are the flight schedules for the new routes from Cebu:

  • Manila (beginning April 1)

    • 2R-867 (MNL-CEB) daily, departing at 6:30 AM and arriving at 8:20 AM
    • 2R-868 (CEB-MNL) daily, departing at 9:15 PM and arriving at 11:05 PM

  • Coron (beginning April 1)

    • 2R-851 (CEB-USU) daily, departing at 8:50 AM and arriving at 10:30 AM
    • 2R-852 (USU-CEB) daily, departing at 4:00 PM and arriving at 5:40 PM

  • Siargao (beginning April 1)

    • 2R-857 (CEB-IAO) daily, departing at 9:30 AM and arriving at 10:30 AM
    • 2R-858 (IAO-CEB) daily, departing at 8:00 AM and arriving at 9:00 AM

  • Boracay (beginning April 30)

    • 2R-856 (CEB-MPH) Tue-Sat, departing at 5:50 PM and arriving at 7:10 PM
    • 2R-855 (MPH-CEB) Tue-Sat, departing at 4:00 PM and arriving at 5:20 PM

  • Iloilo (beginning July 1)

    • 2R-869 (CEB-ILO) Mon-Wed-Fri, departing at 6:10 PM and arriving at 7:00 PM
    • 2R-870 (ILO-CEB) Mon-Wed-Fri, departing at 7:30 PM and arriving at 8:10 PM

  • Cagayan de Oro (beginning July 2)

    • 2R-871 (CEB-CGY) Tue-Thu-Sat-Sun, departing at 6:10 PM and arriving at 7:10 PM
    • 2R-870 (CGY-CEB) Tue-Thu-Sat-Sun, departing at 7:40 PM and arriving at 8:40 PM