Fly from Bacolod to South Korea starting July

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Your K-adventure is now just a flight away as Cebu Pacific is set to resume its flights to South Korea this July.

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In a statement, the airline said it intends to restart Cebu-Seoul flights 2x weekly by July 3. Passengers from Bacolod may take a flight to South Korea via its regular Bacolod-Cebu flight that departs the sugar capital at 7:05AM, and with a 4-hour layover in Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

A one-way fare will cost a backpacker around P11,000.

According to Cebu Pacific it will operate twice weekly flights from Cebu to Seoul (Incheon), every Thursday and Sunday. Flight 5J 128 is estimated to depart the Mactan Cebu International Airport at 12:25PM, and is set to arrive at Seoul International Airport at 6:10PM. Its return flight, 5J 129, is scheduled to leave Seoul at 6:55PM, and will arrive in Cebu at 10:50PM.

“We are very happy to restart this flight as we know passengers in the Visayas and Mindanao have been looking forward to travel internationally again, without needing to pass by Manila. We hope to expand our international network more in the coming months as we’ve already stabilized operating over 100% of our pre-pandemic domestic capacity,” said Xander Lao, CEB Chief Commercial Officer.

This is the first international destination that the airline is restarting from its Cebu hub, following the reopening of South Korea for tourists.

In a separate announcement, the Embassy of Korea in the Philippines said that it will resume Tourist Visa Application by June 1.

Processing period will take up to 5 working days, but if there are too many visa applicants, processing period can be extended beyond 5 working days, it said.

Furthermore, daily cut offs can be set if there is a surge of applications.

Applicants may apply via walk-in or through any travel agency. An official list of designated travel agencies soon. By then, walk-in applications will no longer be accepted, the embassy said.