Cebu Pacific launching new service connecting Cebu to Macau

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The new Cebu Macau route will begin on December 7.

Cebu Pacific is is preparing to launch a new flight service to connect Cebu and Macau with a cut-price seat sale.

To launch the beginning of the new route on December 7, the airline is offering seats for 999 pesos.

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The offer runs until next Thursday (September 27) and the travel period is from December 7 until March 30, 2019.

The new service will fly in both directions four times a week; on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 

The flights will leave Cebu at 6.50pm and arrive in Macau at 10pm. The return flight leaves at 10.45pm and arrives at 01.45am the following morning.

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JR Mantaring, Cebu Pacific’s vice president for Corporate Affairs, said: “We believe that this new connection is not only an answer to our passengers’ demands, but will also stimulate both the trade and tourism aspects in both destinations as it makes available both passenger and cargo services.”

Macau a ‘gateway’

A press statement, released by the airline today (Thursday, September 21) said: “Macau, with its prime location, allows it to serve as a gateway to Pearl River Delta, making it a perfect access point for business and leisure travellers alike. This connection gives passengers from the Visayas and Mindanao a more viable option to fly to and from the area.”

Cebu Pacific currently owns the majority of connections between the Philippines and Macau, holding more than 50 per cent of the capacity share. It flies direct from three hubs, namely Cebu, Clark and Manila. 

From December, the airline is also increasing the frequency of its flights from Cebu to Tokyo, from four times a week to daily.

From November 26, there will also be more direct flights to Hong Kong — up from seven to 10 per week. 

Aside from Cebu, the budget carrier also operates flights out of Manila, Clark, Kalibo, Iloilo, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. 

The airline’s network covers over 100 routes across 26 international and 37 domestic destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the USA.

As we reported yesterday, Philippine Airlines has also announced an increase in flight frequencies over the coming months.

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