Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest carrier, has announced its latest landmark achievement – having flown over one million passengers between Dubai and Manila. The development coincides with the company's fifth year of operations in the UAE.
Candice Iyog, vice-president for Marketing and Distribution of Cebu Pacific, said: "These are truly wonderful times for Cebu Pacific, now celebrating five years of operations in Dubai. This translates to a landmark achievement for us as we have now flown over one million passengers on this route, from the maiden flight in October 2013 to September 2018. This reflects our strong commitment to serve the UAE residents including the significant and growing Filipino community residing in the country.”
In December, Cebu Pacific will have additional flights to Dubai, flying twice daily
Passengers from the UAE can take advantage of the airline’s extensive network to visit popular domestic destinations in the Philippines including Cebu, Davao and Palawan via easy flight connections through Manila or Cebu Pacific’s six other strategic hubs. Flights to as many as 26 international destinations, including Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; and Siem Reap, Cambodia are also available.
The success of the Dubai-Manila-Dubai route paved the way for similar success in other long-haul routes, including Melbourne-Manila and Sydney-Manila. The strong response received for this route has given Cebu Pacific the strategic opportunity to offer travellers a value-for-money flight option from a leading Middle East destination to the Asia-Pacific region, while also highlighting the Philippines as a highly preferred and emerging tourist destination in the Southeast Asian region.
Recently, Cebu Pacific has added new routes and frequencies connecting international destinations to domestic ones such as flights from Clark to Hong Kong, Sydney to Manila, Singapore to Davao, and flights to Japan including Narita to Cebu and Fukuoka to Manila.
The company is looking at expanding within the Asia-Pacific region and is exploring the feasibility to operate in various destinations, by adding several new flights. Some of the newest aircraft in the fleet, the A321ceos, are 230-seaters, which can offer up to 22 percent increase in seat capacity over the A320s. Some destinations that the new A321neos are capable of flying to are Perth in Australia, India, and Northern Japan.
In December, Cebu Pacific will open its direct Cebu-Macau service and will have additional flights to Dubai, flying twice daily.
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