March 21, 2023

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Regardless of a slower restoration tempo than the remainder of the world, journey demand inside the Asia-Pacific area has been choosing up at regular speeds. And because the year-end vacation approaches, Cebu Pacific appears towards bolstering its worldwide community by growing flight frequencies to a few of its prime Asia locations from its hubs in Manila and Cebu.

Flying from Manila

Most Asian nations have eased their pandemic entry restrictions, making it a lot simpler for totally vaccinated Filipinos to go to these nations as proof of full vaccination is the one factor required. Returning to the Philippines can be far more handy for boosted Filipinos because the requirement to take a pre-departure check was scrapped.



Starting subsequent week from August twenty ninth, Cebu Pacific will fly every day from Manila to the Thai capital metropolis, an improve from its present five-times-weekly frequency, excluding Tuesdays and Sundays. The low-cost service operates between the Airbus A321neo and the Airbus A330-300s or the -900s for the three-hour-forty-minute route.

Flight quantity Departure time Arrival time Frequency
5J 929 (MNL – BKK) 05:10 07:50 Every day
5J 930 (BKK – MNL) 09:05 13:35

Bangkok is at the moment the one Thai vacation spot in Cebu Pacific’s route community. Picture: Airbus


As for its Manila-Bali route, Cebu Pacific will improve the flight frequencies thrice to 5 occasions weekly, beginning September 2nd. The airline at the moment solely flies on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Contemplating that Bali is a vacationer hotspot for its seashores and villas, the Filipino service determined to incorporate the weekends into the schedule.

Flight quantity Departure time Arrival time Frequency
5J 279 (MNL – DPS) 03:45 07:50 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
5j 280 (DPS – MNL) 08:35 12:50

Working this route is a shuffle between the Airbus A320neos and the A321neos, with the previous plane providing a seating capability of 194 passengers. The marginally larger Airbus A321neos supply considerably extra, with 236 seats. On common, both plane permit Cebu Pacific to supply anyplace between 1,940 to 2,360 seats weekly.


The present enlargement from its Manila hub just isn’t full with out resuming its Manila-Brunei flight service for the primary time because it was final operated on March 14th, 2020. The reinstatement of the route is scheduled from September 1st, with a twice-weekly frequency. Cebu Pacific beforehand used its older Airbus A320ceos to function the route and will use the newer Airbus A320neos for the resumption.

Flight quantity Departure time Arrival time Frequency
5J 409 (MNL – BWN) 19:30 21:40 Thursdays and Saturdays
5J 410 (BWN – MNL) 22:30 00:50 +1

Flying from Cebu

As its Manila hub will get busy, the funds service can be growing flight operations from its Cebu hub, however at a barely later date and slower tempo. Regardless, a rise in flight operations will all the time be a purpose to have fun, as expressed by Chief Industrial Officer Xander Lao as he says:

“We’re completely happy to continue to grow our worldwide community as we see an growing demand for journey overseas, and as extra locations ease restrictions. It’s thrilling and inspiring to see extra Filipinos touring confidently out and in of the Philippines, that’s the reason we be sure that we constantly present handy and reasonably priced flight choices.”

South Korea

Cebu Pacific at the moment flies twice-weekly to Seoul on Thursdays and Sundays and will probably be upgrading the frequency to turn into a every day service from September ninth. The airline makes use of its Airbus A320ceos for this route, so the frequency improve will permit it to supply roughly 2,520 seats weekly.

Flight quantity Departure time Arrival time Frequency
5J 128 (CEB – ICN) 12:25 18:10 Every day
5J 129 (ICN – CEB) 18:55 22:50

Commenting on the rise of flights on to Seoul, Company Communications Director Carmina Reyes-Romero stated:

“These further flights will allow extra passengers from VisMin to fly to South Korea any day of the week so they could lastly make their journey goals a actuality. This ramp-up simply two months after the route is a testomony to our dedication to everybody and displays the journey demand amongst Filipinos and foreigners.”

Future route enhancements

Whereas these are simply the present expansions, Cebu Pacific has lots extra put in for the following few months, as from September twenty third, the Manila-Nagoya route will probably be touched up from five-times-weekly to every day flight providers. And from October 1st, flight providers to Hanoi will probably be improved with one further flight per week, growing the frequency from thrice to 4 occasions weekly.

The funds service’s frequency to Taipei may even have an additional weekly flight, which can see Cebu Pacific fly thrice weekly to the Taiwanese capital. All of the route expansions come because the funds service diminished its internet loss within the first half of this 12 months and is concentrated on persevering with to trim till it sees greener numbers once more.

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Supply: PhilStar

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