Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ largest airline, has begun new non-stop services to Dubai from Manila.
The emirate is the low-cost airline’s first long haul destination. Cebu Pacific Air is also the first Filipino carrier to land in Dubai in 15 years.
The new daily services are an addition to Dubai’s existing links with Asia, providing more travel options for half a million Filipino expats living in the emirate.
“Our goal has always been to combine low fares with great service,” said Alex Reyes, long haul division general manager, Cebu Pacific Air.
“And by choosing Dubai as the first long haul destination, we are serving one of the largest Filipino expat communities in the world.”
The Dubai-Manila route is also a milestone for the airline, which recently boosted its fleet size to 47 aircrafts. It has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world.
Cebu Pacific Air currently operates the most extensive route network in the Philippines, linking the island to 22 other international destinations in Asia.
“We are the Philippines’ first choice for all domestic and near-haul flights because of our low fares and convenient travel options,” Reyes said.
With trade ties growing between Dubai and Asia, a number of airlines have begun servicing the route.
Recently Emirates launched non-stop services thrice a week to the Philippine’s Clark International Airport, in addition to its daily services to Manila from Dubai.