CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei (left) and
General Manager for Long Haul Division Alex Reyes (right) unveil CEB’s two newest
long-haul destinations: Sydney and Kuwait.
Manila, June 16, 2014 -- The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) will operate direct flights from Manila to Sydney, Australia and to Kuwait this September, to serve Filipino expatriates and open more opportunities for tourism.
CEB will be the only airline offering non-stop flights to Kuwait, which hosts more than 180,000 Filipinos workers. The new Manila-Kuwait thrice weekly service will start on September 2.
Meanwhile, CEB will fly non-stop to and from Sydney four times a week, starting on September 9. As the only low-cost carrier offering this route, CEB hopes to stimulate travel both ways with this new service. There are also over 300,000 Filipinos based in Australia.
“Our trademark low fares will allow our kababayans abroad, the Global Filipinos, to visit home more often, as we had done in other destinations before, and at the same time attract Australian tourists into our shores,” said CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.
To mark its new service, CEB offers an introductory seat sale fare from June 16 to 19, 2014 or until seats last, for travel from the new route’s launch date until December 31, 2014.
CEB is offering all-in fares from Manila to Sydney, as low as P4,999. These are inclusive of the fare, fuel surcharge and other fees, but exclusive of the Philippine Travel Tax. After the seat sale, lowest year-round all-inclusive fares to Sydney start at P12,150.
During the seat sale, base fares from Manila to Kuwait are as low as P1. These are exclusive of fuel surcharge, country taxes and other fees. After the seat sale, lowest year-round base fares to Kuwait start at P4,999.
Gokongwei encouraged passengers to book these seat sale fares, since it offers up to 64% in savings, compared to the fares of other airlines.
These new routes will utilize CEB’s brand-new Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats. It offers fast and convenient same-terminal connecting flights for guests taking advantage of CEB’s extensive Philippine network.
Passengers also have the option to purchase baggage allowance, seat selection, CEB Air Wi-Fi connectivity inflight and Hot Meals.
Aside from Sydney and Kuwait, CEB’s long-haul division operates direct flights between Manila and Dubai.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@cebupacificair) and Facebook pages.
CEB’s 52-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 30 Airbus A320, 4 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 2 Airbus A330 aircraft.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.