SINGAPORE, 12 June 2019: Cebu Pacific will expand its reach in mainland China with a new direct service between Shenzen and Manila, starting 2 July.
The new route is in line with the carrier’s plans to expand its network in China to cater to increased demand for leisure and business travel between the two countries.
To mark the launch of the new route, seats on CEB’s Shenzhen-Manila flights were sold for as low as RMB1 (approx. 20 cents SGD) before taxes and add-on fees through to yesterday. Travel at the low fare is valid from 2 July to 26 October.
Shenzhen is the fifth Cebu Pacific destination in mainland China and is the airline’s 27th international destination. The carrier had earlier stated it is looking to expand in North Asia, including opening significant new routes and possible new destinations in China.
Flights between Shenzhen and Manila will operate four times weekly — Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, effective 2 July 2019. The flight time will be two hours and 40 minutes.
Departing from Shenzhen in the early morning, enables travellers to make full use of business hours, or easily connect to other destinations in the Philippines once they arrive in Manila.
“We want to provide travellers with a viable option to reach Shenzhen, which is one of the most crucial commercial centres in the world. Shenzen is an important destination for both business travellers and visitors, and we remain constant in our mission to enable lively trade and tourism through compelling fare deals that give value for money,” said Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog.
Currently, Cebu Pacific flies 23 times weekly between the Philippines and mainland China, with direct flights between Shanghai, Manila and Cebu; as well as Manila and Beijing, Guangzhou and Xiamen. CEB also flies 55 times weekly between Hong Kong and Manila, Cebu, Clark and Iloilo and 20 times weekly between Macau and Manila, Clark and Cebu. The carrier also flies 14 times a week between Manila and Taipei.