Cebu Pacific will operate direct flights from Manila to Sydney, Australia and to Kuwait this September, to serve Filipino expatriates and open more opportunities for tourism.
Cebu Pacific 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, Cebu Pacific 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, Cebu Pacific 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 Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.
These new routes will utilize Cebu Pacific’s brand-new Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats.
Aside from Sydney and Kuwait, Cebu Pacific’s long-haul division operates direct flights between Manila and Dubai.
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.