Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, mounts two special commercial flights from Dubai to Manila this week followed by the resumption of its daily flights from Manila to Dubai by the end of this month as it rebuilds international operations.
The special commercial flights are scheduled on September 27 and 29 in response to the government’s call for assistance to repatriate overseas Filipinos in the Middle East. Hence, these flights are aptly called Bayanihan flights.
“Following the lifting of entry restrictions for Philippine-inbound flights from several countries including the UAE, we are glad to be able to bring home more Filipinos who want to fly home and be reunited with their loved ones through Bayanihan flights,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience of Cebu Pacific.
It has opened more opportunities for us to serve and assist in the repatriation efforts for our kababayans from the Middle East.
Guests are required to present negative RT-PCR test results, taken within 48 hours before departure, amongst other travel guidelines issued by the governments of the Philippines and the UAE.
Cebu Pacific has also announced the resumption of its daily flights from Manila to Dubai starting from September 30.
Other reinstated air travels include flights to Kuala Lumpur starting October 4 and Fukuoka on November 5. The airline will also fly twice weekly to Nagoya starting October 2, and Osaka on October 4.
Meanwhile, CEB will increase its October flights to tourism havens such as Siargao, Boracay, and Bohol, in a bid to support the Philippine Department of Tourism’s push for local tourism and responsible travel.
The airline will expand its flights to Siargao from five times to six times weekly; raise its frequencies to Boracay from four to five times daily; and bump up flights to Bohol from nine to 10 times weekly, said Iyog.
“We believe reopening domestic travel and the promotion of responsible travel is critical to rebuilding the trust and travel confidence in the industry,” he added.