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MCIA welcomes Juneyao Airlines

A water cannon salute ceremony for Juneyao Airlines inaugural flight Cebu-Shanghai in November 2017. (File foto by GMCAC)

Another Chinese Airline is coming to Cebu and will launch its Cebu-Shanghai flight on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Juneyao Airlines, a major carrier based Shanghai, China, is coming back to Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

Juneyao will fly thrice weekly every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It will utilize an Airbus A320 with a capacity of 158 passengers, with business and economy accommodations, according to GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC)

Juneyao Airlines is a privately-owned airline and operates two hubs at Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao airports. It is also the launch carrier of the Star Alliance Connecting Partner.

Juneyao Airlines previously operated charter flights in the same route, but only for a few weeks in November 2017.

“We are delighted to welcome back Juneyao Airlines to MCIA. With its strong domestic connection, Juneyao Airlines will offer more opportunities for Cebu into the vast Chinese market, specially that it is headquartered in Shanghai,” said Aines Librodo, GMCAC head of airline marketing and tourism development, in a statement.

MCIA is now connected to seven destinations in mainland China namely, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Kunming and Shenzhen. Charter flights are also available during the peak season, the GMCAC said. (KOC)


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