CebuPac eyes Australia, Russia routes
The airline wants to fly to Sydney and Melbourne as well as Moscow

MANILA, Philippines – Budget airline Cebu Pacific is seeking the Civil Aeronautics Board’s (CAB) approval of its plan to fly to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, and Moscow in Russia by 2014.

Cebu Pacific said in a petition filed with the CAB that it intends to offer daily flights to Australia using Airbus A330s starting February 2014.

The new route will form part of the airline’s long-haul operations. Cebu Pacific’s first long-haul route—between Manila and Dubai—will start on October 7.

Cebu Pacific is also asking for additional seat entitlements from the regulator.

The company is requesting permission to fly between Manila and Sydney every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It also wants to offer flights between Sydney and Manila every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The airline is looking to fly from Manila to Melbourne every Tuesday and Saturday and from Melbourne to Manila every Wednesday and Sunday.

It also asked CAB to give the Russian Federation entitlements so it could facilitate its Manila-Moscow route, in turn. The company plans to fly between Manila and Moscow 4 times a week with an A330 aircraft.

The airline’s operations cover 21 international destinations and 32 domestic destinations. Its hubs are located in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Kalibo, Iloilo, and Davao. –