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Cebu Pacific adds flights to more Asian destinations

  • Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is mounting flights to additional key Asian destinations in August as it starts to rebuild its international operations
  • Flight frequencies to Singapore, South Korea and Tokyo will be increased
  • Reinstated flights include Nagoya, Osaka, Taipei and Hong Kong
  • Special commercial flights from Dubai to Manila are mounted every Wednesday to assist in repatriation of workers in the Middle East

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific mounts flights to additional key Asian destinations in August as it starts to rebuild its international operations.

From August 4, Cebu Pacific increased its flight frequencies to Singapore from twice to thrice weekly, with Manila to Singapore operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Singapore to Manila will be every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

In addition, special commercial flights from Dubai to Manila are mounted every Wednesday in response to government’s call to help repatriate workers in the Middle East while the travel ban remains in effect. The Philippines currently imposes a travel ban on 10 countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Flights between Manila and Seoul, South Korea will go up from twice to thrice weekly beginning August 16.

Starting August 22, Cebu Pacific will be flying from twice to thrice weekly from Tokyo (Narita), Japan to Manila, with additional frequency every Sunday.

Daily flights to Hong Kong from Manila will resume on August 11.

Other reinstated flights include flights to Nagoya and Osaka (Kansai) in Japan, and Taipei in Taiwan, starting August 14, with twice weekly flights for Nagoya and Osaka (Kansai); and weekly flights for Taipei to and from Manila.

“We remain cautiously optimistic as we gradually rebuild our international network,” Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and customer experience Candice Iyog said in a statement.

“We recognize the need for non-leisure travel to these routes and we assure everyone that we are committed to keep prioritizing safety as we restore trust and confidence in air travel,” Iyog added.

Cebu Pacific noted that travel regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic issued by the governments of the Philippines, UAE, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan will be implemented for its flights.

The airline said it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety in accordance with global aviation standards. These include daily extensive cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, antigen testing before duty for all frontliners and crew members, and contactless flight procedures. The aircraft are also equipped with hospital-grade high-efficiency particulate air filters to keep viruses at bay.

Cebu Pacific currently operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines, covering 31 destinations, on top of its eight international destinations.

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