Cebu looks to connect Muscat-Manila in June

Cebu Pacific looking at boost Gulf capacity
Cebu Pacific looking at boost Gulf capacity

Talks are currently in progress to launch direct flights between Muscat and Manila. Cebu Pacific is all set to launch the operation, which is likely to start by mid-2014, as reported by Oman Daily Observer. This was stated by Hjayceelyn M Quintana, deputy head of mission and consul general at the Philippines Embassy in Muscat.

Quintana said: “Cebu Pacific operation would certainly be a welcome move. This would be of great help for 31,000-strong Filipino community in Oman.”

The low-cost carrier had filed an application with the Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board to allocate traffic rights for Oman. In its application, the airline had sought to receive six frequencies – two between Manila and Oman, and remaining four frequencies from Clark to ‘points in Oman’, without identifying specific destinations.

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