The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) will launch thrice weekly non-stop flights to Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, starting October 1, 2014. It will be the only low-cost carrier flying between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Riyadh service is scheduled to depart Manila at 5:05pm every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Riyadh at 10:35pm. The return flight will depart Riyadh at 12:45am every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Manila at 3:40pm.
To introduce the new route, CEB holds a PHP 1 seat sale for flights from Manila to Riyadh, from September 8 to 10, 2014. Travel period is from October 1 to December 31, 2014. After the seat sale, fares to Riyadh start at P3,499.
"We have long wanted to serve the substantial population of Global Filipinos in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will be our utmost pleasure to bring them home more often, on our extensive network and trademark low fares that are up to 35% lower than other airlines," said CEB General Manager for Long-Haul Division Alex Reyes.
"With Dammam, Kuwait, Dubai and now Riyadh, Cebu Pacific's network in the Middle East is made wider. We offer the most number of seats on this direct route, so there are more affordable and faster flights home for the Global Filipinos working and living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," he added.
As per 2012 Commission on Filipinos Overseas estimates, there are over one million Global Filipinos based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
CEB's flights to Riyadh will utilize the airline's brand-new Airbus A330-300 fleet with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats. Its 5th A330 aircraft was just delivered brand-new from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France on September 2, 2014.
The airline also offers fast and convenient same-terminal connecting flights for guests taking advantage of CEB's wide Philippine network. Passengers have the option to purchase baggage allowance, seat selection, CEB Air Wi-Fi connectivity inflight and Hot Meals.
Aside from CEB's long-haul network in the Middle East, CEB also launched its long-haul flights to Sydney, Australia last September 9, 2014.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call the 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 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 28 Airbus A320, 5 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 1 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.