Cebu Pacific eyes NZ, Myanmar

Cebu Pacific now has the rights to fly to New Zealand and Myanmar
Cebu Pacific now has the rights to fly to New Zealand and Myanmar

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) could soon start flying to New Zealand and Myanmar, after the low-cost carrier was offered new flying rights.

The Philippines’ Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has granted additional entitlements for CEB on routes from Manila to Singapore, Myanmar, New Zealand and Macau, and from Cebu to Hong Kong.

“We commend the CAB air panel for their wisdom in rendering decisions that allow Philippine carriers to expand services in international routes,” said Jorenz Tanada, CEB’s vice president of corporate affairs.

“This ultimately benefits the travelling public, as Cebu Pacific continues offering the lowest fares, and driving international arrivals aligned with the country’s tourism goals,” he added.

While CEB has not yet announced firm plans to launch flights on the new routes, the CAB’s provision allows for up to seven flights weekly to New Zealand and the ability for it to upgrade its current daily Airbus A320 service on the Manila-Singapore route to a larger A330 aircraft.

The next phase of CEB’s international expansion will start tomorrow, with the launch of thrice weekly flights to Kuwait on 2 September 2014. A new four-times-weekly route to Sydney will then start on 9 September 2014.

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