Cebu Pacific said over the weekend it resumed direct flights from Manila to Sydney, Australia, following the easing of travel restrictions in both countries.
“With this route resumption, we are pleased to fly once again to and from this destination after more than two years. We know that many are excited to visit Sydney’s attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi beach, Taronga Zoo and many more,” Cebu Pacific chief commercial officer Xander Lao said.
“This also allows Filipinos to reunite with friends and family. We will continue working on boosting seamless connections across our network to address demand,” he said.
Cebu Pacific said offers seats to Sydney for as low as P8,999 all-in fare from July 1 to July 6. Travel period is from Feb. 1 up to June 30, 2023.
Sydney requires arriving tourists to present printed copies of their COVID-19 vaccination certificate upon check-in. Travelers should also complete and submit digital passenger declaration form at least 72 hours before departure.
Cebu Pacific said it continues to offer guaranteed low fares to stimulate travel across its flight network which covers the widest Philippine destinations.
It continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, while it operates with a 100-percent fully vaccinated crew, 95 percent of whom received booster shots.
Meanwhile, the management of Philippine Airlines vowed to support the new administration in reviving the air travel industry.
“PAL commits to the new government to continue serving the air transport needs of the Filipino people as it had done through the last eight decades,” the country’s flag carrier said.
“We pledge to closely collaborate with the new administration in reviving air travel during this post-pandemic recovery phase, while upholding the highest safety and service standards that PAL pioneered and established,” it said.
PAL assured the government it would be its strongest ally for the development of the local aviation industry.
PAL serves 30 destinations in the Philippines and 29 overseas destinations in Asia, the US, Canada, Australia and the Middle East.
The airline earlier resumed flights between Manila and Denpasar Bali in Indonesia, as part of a major international expansion with the reopening of international travel.
The flag carrier also operates daily flights between Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta and Manila.
PAL is keen on gradually reopening flights to key destinations in Southeast Asia, following the easing of restrictions and reopening of borders in different countries.