Cebu Pacific eyes flights to Australia, Russia
MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Air (Cebu Pacific) is seeking government approval of its plan to fly to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia and Moscow in Russia early next year.
In a petition filed before the Civil Aeronautics Board, the budget carrier said it plans to mount daily flights to Australia starting February 2014, using Airbus A330.
Cebu Pacific wants additional entitlements from the CAB so it could mount flights Manila-Sydney flights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and Sydney-Manila flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Cebu Pacific also wants to mount Manila-Melbourne flights every Tuesday and Saturday; and Melbourne-Manila flights every Wednesday and Sunday.
At the same time, Cebu Pacific filed an application with the CAB seeking the designation as a Philippine carrier and allocation of entitlements to Moscow. The carrier is planning to fly four times a week to the Russian city using A330 aircraft.
Cebu Pacific is planning to launch long-haul operations in October with its Manila-Dubai route. The airline expects the delivery of two A330s this year, which will be used for the long-haul flights.