Cebu Pacific Announces Direct Daily Flights to Dubai

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) recently announced it will operate direct daily flights between Manila and Dubai beginning October 7, 2013. Dubai will be the budget airline’s first long haul destination.

Hong Kong travellers will soon be able to take advantage of CEB’s trademark seat sales and promos, especially with multiple services from Hong Kong to the Philippines. CEB flies up to 28 weekly flights from Hong Kong to Manila.

“CEB’s direct Dubai service allows guests from Hong Kong to visit two destinations in one trip, on CEB’s trademark lowest fares. We are excited to offer fares as low as HKD 3,168 from Hong Kong to Manila and from Manila to Dubai,” said Alex Reyes, Cebu Pacific General Manager for the Long Haul Division.

“Dubai is one of the most popular destinations in the world for Chinese outbound travellers. Over 180,000 Chinese tourists visited Dubai during the first nine months of 2012, a 31 per cent annual increase. CEB is not only an affordable options for travelers to reach Dubai, it also offers them the opportunity to witness the fun of the Philippines,” said Reyes.

Passengers can also book check-through fares on CEB’s 10:40am Hong Kong-Manila flight, for the most convenient connecting flight on CEB’s 4:40pm Manila-Dubai flight. Return flights will depart Dubai at 11:10pm, with the available connecting flights from Manila to Hong Kong departing at 4:40pm the following day.

Quoted fare is inclusive of country taxes and fuel surcharges, but exclusive of baggage allowance and admin fees.

CEB’s Manila-Dubai flights will be operated on the Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a configuration of more than 400 all-economy class seats. Guests can also enjoy OnAir WiFi connectivity inflight.

CEB previously announced that it will lease up to 8 Airbus A330-300 aircraft for its long haul operations. The airline will take delivery of 2 Airbus A330 aircraft this year, and an additional 2 in 2014. The Airbus A330 has a range of up to 11 hours which means CEB could serve markets such as Australia, Middle East, parts of Europe and the US.

CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 25 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. Its fleet of 43 aircraft is the one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 17 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders.

CEB operates the most extensive network in the Philippines with 34 domestic destinations and hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Iloilo, Kalibo and Davao. It offers 21 international destinations, namely Bangkok, Bali, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon (Seoul), Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.

Source = Cebu Pacific
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