Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline to the
ASEAN region, launches its Osaka-Manila service today at the Kansai
CEB president and CEO Lance Y. Gokongwei leads the inaugural flight send-off
ceremony, together with Kansai International Airport Chairman Hajime Miyamoto,
Airport Administrator Makoto Suganuma and Philippines’ Department of Tourism
secretary Joseph Durano, and Philippines’ Consul General to Japan Maria Lourdes
“We are confident that the launch of our Japan operations will increase the
accessibility between Japan and the Philippines. Osaka is our first destination
in Japan and we believe that our trademark low fares can stimulate tourism to
both countries. The inclusion of Osaka in our international route network makes
us the only low cost carrier in the ASEAN region to serve the major North Asia
markets of Japan, China, and South Korea.” Gokongwei said.
Gokongwei added, “Our new service can also help open avenues for more
business collaborations as well as trade and investment opportunities.”
The thrice weekly service, using the 179-seater A320 aircraft, departs from
Manila every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1:40pm and arrives in Osaka at
6:35pm. The return flight takes off from Osaka at 7:20pm and arrives in Ninoy
Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at 10:15pm.
“There are many Filipino communities in Japan and our new service will
definitely allow them to come home more frequently; or perhaps, their families
can visit them instead.” Gokongwei explained.
CEB’s lowest year-round fare for the Osaka-Manila service starts from JPY
10,800 one-way, 40% lower than the current fares offered by other airlines for
this route. Fare is exclusive of applicable surcharges and government taxes.
For flight bookings, passengers may log on to www.cebupacificair.com , call our
Osaka sales office at (06-626) 52535.
Cebu Pacific is the largest domestic airline in the Philippines. It flies to
27 domestic and 15 international destinations which include Bangkok, Guangzhou,
Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau,
Osaka, Pusan, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei.