CEB flies to Dubai-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
MANILA–Cebu Pacific (CEB) sent off its first long-haul flight at 4:40 p.m. yesterday. The daily non-stop nine-hour Manila-Dubai service serves as a milestone for the airline that has made its mark in short-haul regional and domestic operations.
CEB president and CEO Lance Gokongwei said during the flight launch ceremony, “When you, dear guests, land in Dubai later tonight, it will be aboard the first Philippine carrier to land in Dubai in 15 years. We proudly carry the Philippine flag in this historic moment.”
“When we say we fly to where Filipinos are, we mean it. This was our mindset when we launched our first international flight to Hong Kong in 2001. This remains our mindset as we launch our 22nd international destination now,” he said.
Data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration shows that UAE ranks second to Saudi Arabia in terms of number of land-based new hires and rehires. In 2012, there were 259,546 land-based workers deployed to UAE. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 08, 2013.