Cebu Pacific to open Sydney, Kuwait flights-A A +A
Monday, June 16, 2014
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, the company said in a press statement.
Cebu Pacific will be the only airline offering non-stop flights to Kuwait, which hosts more than 180,000 Filipino workers. The new Manila-Kuwait thrice-weekly service will start on Sept. 2.
The airline will also fly non-stop to and from Sydney four times a week, starting on Sept. 9. As the only low-cost carrier offering this route, it 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 President and CEO Lance Gokongwei.
To mark its new service, Cebu Pacific 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 Dec. 31, 2014.
The airline is offering all-in fares from Manila to Sydney of 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, the lowest year-round all-inclusive fares to Sydney will start at P12,150.
During the seat sale, base fares from Manila to Kuwait will be as low as P1. These are exclusive of fuel surcharge, country taxes and other fees. After the seat sale, the lowest year-round base fares to Kuwait will start at P4,999.
Aside from Sydney and Kuwait, Cebu Pacific’s long-haul division operates direct flights between Manila and Dubai. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 17, 2014.