Cebu Pacific to begin daily operations in Sydney
Leading Philippine airline Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) will start daily flights between Manila and Sydney, on the back of robust demand for frequency to the key Australian destination. The daily operations will begin on December 1, 2017.
CEB's crazy seat sale for the Sydney-Manila route is from July 21 to 28, 2017 or until seats last, with travel period from November 16, 2017 to March 15, 2017. Filipinos can spend the Christmas holidays or ring in the New Year viewing the picturesque Sydney Opera House and harbor; while Aussies can ring-in 2018 dancing barefoot on the pristine, fine white sands of Boracay. Fares from Manila to Sydney are as low as PHP9,167.31.
"Cebu Pacific continues to remain bullish over prospects in the Australia market. The additional frequency between Manila and Australia reflects our commitment to reinforce the Cebu Pacific effect across one of our strongest international markets. We want to continue to offer our year-round low-fares that are affordable, accessible and available to a greater number of travellers," said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Distribution of Cebu Pacific.
"In addition to year-round low fares for to exotic destinations in the Philippines, Cebu Pacific also has easy connections to the rest of Southeast Asia at the lowest fares possible. The additional frequencies will also mean increased cargo capacity between Sydney and Manila. This bodes well for exporters, entrepreneurs and enterprises would like to bring products from Australia to the Philippines, and vice-versa; as well to Japan, China, and Korea, the rest of Southeast Asia and to Dubai."
CEB, the only Low Cost Carrier flying between Manila and Sydney, has the largest market share for both passenger and cargo services. For the first four months of 2017, Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) showed that CEB captured 41.7% of the total passenger market share for the Manila-Sydney route; and 47.4% of the total cargo market share.