CebPac rises to border opening with flights to Bangkok, 4 other Asian cities

  • Cebu Pacific is flying again thrice weekly to Bangkok and weekly to Fukuoka and Jakarta
  • This follows the Philippine government decision to ease arrival quarantine restrictions and reopen borders to tourists this month
  • The low-cost carrier plans to resume next month flights from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City on March 1 and Taipei on March 2
  • With the United Arab Emirates’ liftingof capacity restrictions on the Dubai-Manila route, Cebu Pacific will also resume its daily flight to the UAE capital on March 1

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has resumed its thrice weekly flights to Bangkok, as well as its weekly flights to Fukuoka and Jakarta, in time for the easing of Philippine arrival quarantine restrictions and reopening of borders to tourists this month.

Cebu Pacific also plans to resume its flights to other international routes from Manila next month, specifically Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) on March 1 and Taipei on March.

United Arab Emirates authorities, meanwhile, have lifted capacity restrictions on the Dubai-Manila route, enabling Cebu Pacific to resume its daily flight frequency on March 1.

The Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) revised recently the entry and quarantine protocols for international arrivals, allowing entry to fully vaccinated visitors from visa-free countries for business or leisure purposes.

These visitors are no longer required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine upon arrival, as long as they present a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test result taken 48 hours before arrival.

“This development will benefit the tourism industry across the Philippines, as we welcome vaccinated travelers from around the world to explore our beautiful shores,” said Xander Lao, chief commercial officer at Cebu Pacific.

“We continue to bank on the rebound of domestic tourism this year while remaining agile in addressing demand for international travel as well. We are encouraged that with these positive indicators, more OFWs can also fly back home easily and safely to their families,” added Lao.

Cebu Pacific said it operates with 100% vaccinated active flying crew, who undergo regular antigen testing before they are assigned to flights.

The airline has been rated 7/7 stars by for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards.

Cebu Pacific flies to 31 destinations in the Philippines on top of its 15 international routes.