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Cebu Pacific to fly to Sydney from Sept

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 17, 2014
A Cebu Pacific A330-300. (Cebu Pacific)
A Cebu Pacific A330-300. (Airbus via Cebu Pacific)

Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has announced plans to operate services between Manila and Sydney from September.

The airline says it will commence services on September 9 using new Airbus A330-300 equipment configured in a very high-density, nine-abreast, all-economy, 436-seat layout. Flights will initially operate four-times-a-week.

“We are very excited to launch this route, and boost travel to and from Australia with our low fares. Filipino expats can visit family and friends more often,” Cebu Pacific Air General Manager, Long-Haul Division, Alex Reyes said in a statement. “Australians looking for superb beach destinations now have more options that rival Bali and Phuket. The inbound market for Filipino tourists visiting Australia also has great potential.”

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In a separate statement, Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather said; “Sydney Airport is Australia’s largest international low cost carrier airport, so we’re well placed to welcome Cebu Pacific Air to Australia for the first time. Low cost carriers such as Cebu Pacific Air are increasingly popular with Australian travellers, and this new service will provide more choice and value for passengers travelling to and from the Philippines.”

Cebu operates a fleet of A330s, A320s and ATR aircraft. It flies to 34 destinations in The Philippines and 26 international ports, and is the largest Filipino airline.

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9 Comments

  • Stuart Lawrence

    says:

    Now what about some of the European airlines coming back to Australia now that Qantas has pulled out of Europe save for a twice daily flight to London via dubia and British airways via Singapore. Frankfurt has no direct flights to Australia and Frankfurt is one of the business captials of the world

  • Boggles

    says:

    436 seats in a A330,now that’s cattle class.worse than jetstar b787….

  • AMELIA CASTILLO

    says:

    instead of sept flights can you not make it earlier on july? i will be the first one to buy a ticket for my son living in the philippines and we all follow next

  • Michael Wilson

    says:

    Sir.
    The $99 one way what is price for return? Sydney-Manila-Sydney
    as i was tols today this offer not correct and cost will be $1280
    Whats going on is this a scam to con people?
    Why i cannot get cheap flights?
    Thank you
    MDW

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Michael – probably best taken up with Cebu direct.

      We didn’t report the special fares as they are often quite limited in availability and usually don’t include many incidentals such as luggage, meals, taxes etc.

      Cheers

      Andrew

  • Barry Grant

    says:

    Once upon a time we could fly straight to Cebu from Melbourne . How times change

  • clint

    says:

    Why not make a stop over in kalibo so we disembark and have fun in boracay.i hate to transit in manila airport,so full of ugliness.

  • Jason Peisley

    says:

    I have been monitoring Cebu Pacific over the last 12 months and it’s grown alot to say the least. As my step mum is Filipino and we visit regularly, is there any hint at Philippine Airlines operating a direct larger aircraft direct from MNL-BNE-MNL, instead of via DRW? Or even Cebu Pacific operating to BNE?

  • John

    says:

    $99 was a promo fare. It was available but you needed to be quick.

    Scoot had a similar deal for AUD$88 each way when they launched OOL/SIN. It included nothing but taxes.

    Still at that price it included $55 departure tax out of OZ + food, drinks, bags etc didn’t cost much.

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