The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific now flies thrice weekly, non-stop flights from Manila to Kuwait. The maiden flight for Cebu Pacific's Manila-Kuwait service departed at 9:30PM this evening.
CEB's thrice weekly flights from Manila to Kuwait depart at 9:30PM (Manila time) and arrive in Kuwait at 3:10AM (Kuwait time) every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flights from Kuwait to Manila depart at 4:40AM (Kuwait time) and arrive in Manila at 7:20PM (Manila time) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Cebu Pacific is the only airline offering non-stop flights to Kuwait. CEB's Manila to Kuwait service utilizes CEB's brand-new Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats. It offers fast and convenient same-terminal connecting flights for guests taking advantage of CEB's extensive Philippine network.
Passengers may also opt to purchase baggage allowance, seat selection, CEB Air Wi-Fi connectivity inflight and Hot Meals.
The maiden flight passengers were sent off by CEB VP for Corporate Affairs, Jorenz Tanada, Ambassador Waleed Ahmad Al-Kandari of the Embassy of the State of Kuwait, Department of Foreign Affairs Executive Director Ricardo Endaya, and Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Benito Bengzon Jr, among other esteemed guests.
"We are proud to offer our kababayans, the fastest, most affordable way to come home. Through Cebu Pacific's trademark low fares, and direct, non-stop service, we hope that they get to enjoy being around their loved ones more often," said Alex Reyes, General Manager, Long Haul Division.
The airline also took delivery of its third Airbus A330-300 for the year. The brand-new Airbus-A330 arrived at the NAIA Airport today, September 2, 2014. With this delivery, CEB operates five wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft for its long haul operations.
Meanwhile, CEB will fly non-stop to and from Sydney four times a week, starting on September 9. Aside from Sydney and Kuwait, CEB's long-haul division operates direct flights between Manila and Dubai.
Tigerair destinations now available in Cebu Pacific Air website
Cebu Pacific Air makes its network wider, now that its interline agreement with Singapore's largest low-cost carrier, Tigerair Singapore, has reached its final phase.
Starting September 3, 2014, destinations such as Bangalore (India), Yangon (Myanmar), Perth (Australia), Male (Maldives), and Dhaka (Bangladesh), among others are available through the CEB website, www.cebupacificair.com.
CEB flights became available in the Tigerair Singapore website (http://www.tigerair.com) last July 23, 2014.
"We are very happy to offer our guests more travel options and easy connectivity through the Manila and Singapore airports. With the final phase of this interline agreement in place, cross-booking flights on a single itinerary to the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East becomes very convenient," said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Both Tigerair and CEB operate out of Singapore's Changi International Airport Terminal 2.
Guests taking CEB's direct flights from Manila, Cebu, Clark or Iloilo can avail of the CEBConnect product upon landing in Singapore, for a fast and seamless transfer.
Guests who purchased CEBConnect simply have to collect a boarding pass for the onward flight at Changi Airport Transfer Lounge E. There is no more need to clear through Immigration, pick up bags or check in again. This is applicable for flights with a minimum of two hours connecting time at Changi Airport.
"We continue to work on providing travel options and opportunities for our guests. With this enhanced low-cost network, we hope that we can enable even more Juans to fly," Iyog said.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB's official Twitter (@cebupacificair) and Facebook pages.