In their bid to excite and surprise their passengers, Cebu Pacific Air announced the inclusion of two long-haul destinations that will benefit our OFWs even better with flights going to Sydney and Kuwait. Comedian and YouTube sensation Bogart the Explorer shared the announcement as he brilliantly brandished his Aussie accent even in front of Cebu Pacific Air President and CEO Lance Gokongwei. Previously, CEB offers direct flights to Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, and Tokyo. Take for instance the Manila to Dubai flight and since the announcement came upon last October 2013, the prices had dropped an average of 15% and up to 30% on a seat-sale basis. The traffic between Manila to Dubai has grown 30% since its launch. These are the same missions that CEB would want to achieve in the coming days with new routes to Sydney and Kuwait.
Currently there are no low-cost carrier that is flying direct from Manila to Sydney, which makes Cebu Pacific as the first low-cost airline to offer such direct flight destination. CEB will commence Manila to Sydney flights on September 9, 2014, utilizing its 436-seat A330-300 aircraft. CEB will be the only LCC operating directly between the Philippines and Australia. The A330-300 is similarly the same aircraft flying for CEB’s Manila to Dubai. Flight time from Manila to Sydney is approximately 8 hours.
Australia has been a world-class destination filled with breathtaking landscapes, exotic wildlife, and modern cities. Australia is home to over 300,000 Filipinos based on POEA‘s 2009 stock estimates.
For Kuwait, CEB announced that it will start its direct flight from Manila to Kuwait on September 2, 2014, also utilizing the A330-300 aircraft. There are about 180,000 OFWs who live and work in Kuwait per POEA estimates.
Flight 5J 7694 will depart from Manila every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 9:30 in the evening, arriving in Kuwait at 3:10 of the following day. Return flight 5J 7695 will depart Kuwait at 4:40 in the morning every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday arriving in Manila at 7:20 in the evening. There is a 5-hour time difference between Kuwait and Manila.
So for those who are excited to fly to these two new long-haul destinations, CEB is currently offering seat sale once again. For Sydney Lowfare, it is Php 4,999 all in (one-way) and for Kuwait, it’s the P1 seat sale up for grabs!
“Our trademark for lowfares will allow our kababayans abroad, the Global Filipinos, to visit home more often, as we had done in other destinations before, and at the same time attract tourists into our shores,” said Mr. Gokongwei.
Bogart the Explorer is more than just a character he plays and popularized on the Internet. “I’m really an explorer by nature and I love going on adventures,” he said. “I get bored easily, so I always seek new things to amaze and educate me. Traveling to new places, meeting new people, and having new experiences keep life interesting and allow one to learn things that schools never teach you.” And these new destinations have pumped up Bogart‘s veins into the highest level.
Bogart will also be bringing his wit, humor and charm to Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge, where he will take on the role of an adventure coach.
For bookings and inquiries on these two new long-haul destinations, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter @cebupacificair and Facebook page.
Follow these hashtags #CEBFliesSydney and #CEBFliesKuwait for more updates.
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