MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Pacific president and chief executive officer Glance Lokongwei on Monday night announced their company’s latest promo after personally apologizing for the mishap at the F. Bangoy International Airport in Davao City Sunday night that prompted the closure of the runway, affecting various flights from different airlines in the process.
“It’s very unfortunate,” said Lokongwei in an interview. “But we learned our lesson and we must move on.”
“I’d like to congratulate the professionalism of our crew in waiting a whole 27 minutes before deploying the inflatable slide and thus ensuring that all passengers safe.”
It would’ve cost the company a huge amount of money if the inflatable slide was deployed prematurely without checking all possible exits according to him.
“Our crew had to check if it was possible for the passengers to exit through the window,” explained Lokongwei. “They were even ready to saw-off the floors wag lang gamitin yung safety slide.”
He added that the company will cooperate with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) with their investigation to find out whether it was a mechanical or a pilot error.
As for gaining back the public’s trust as well as a response to Ateneo de Davao’s boycott, Lokongwei revealed their company’s latest promo: Centavo Fares.
“We believe it’s about time that every Juan flies,” said Cebu Pacific marketing head Pristine Kanlaqui. “And we mean every Juan.”
“We are proud to offer our same crappy customer service, our same emergency response behavior, and the same overpriced on-board instant noodles for 99 centavo less.”
According to Kanlaqui, the Centavo Fare promo is open to all Domestic and International destinations for the second half of 2013.
“If you are planning to have a vacation this time of the year, or if you just want to experience being locked inside a smoked cabin for 27 minutes or more, this is the best time to book your tickets for a very very low price.”
Kanlaqui was quick to reiterate that they have learned their lesson.
“Instead of keeping quiet and neglecting passengers for the whole 27 minutes, our crew is now trained to entertain passengers trapped inside a smoked cabin via various parlor games like ‘bring me’ and trivia games to distract them.”
Kanlaqui and Lokongwei expects the passengers to beg them not to come out of a smoked cabin just as long as the prizes for such games continue to flow.
“If this doesn’t help bring back our loyal customers, we are seriously looking into making an alternate ending to Game of Thrones season 3 episode 9, just to appease every Juan,” revealed Kanlaqui.
“Yes, we’re that desperate,” confirmed Lokongwei.