Cebu Pacific to Fly to Sydney, Kuwait Starting September
Cebu Pacific will start flying to Sydney, Australia and Kuwait in September.
The airline’s President and CEO Lance Gokongwei claimed that Cebu Pacific will be the only airline offering non-stop flights to Kuwait which hosts more than 180,000 overseas Filipino workers. It is scheduled to fly the new Manila-Kuwait route three times a week starting September 2.
Cebu Pacific will also fly non-stop to and from Sydney four times a week starting September 9, aiming to serve 300,000 Filipinos based in Australia.
On top of these scheduled maiden flights, the Gokongwei Group is also looking at flying seven times a week to Canada.
Cebu Pacific’s new routes come two months after the European Commission formally announced that Cebu Pacific has been removed from the list of airlines banned from operating in European Union (EU) member countries back.
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The European Commission had imposed a ban on Philippine carriers from entering the European airspace in March 2010. At the time, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) failed to reform the Philippines’ civil aviation system as mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
In 2013, the EU cleared the Philippines after a three-year ban, but only flag carrier Philippine Airlines was allowed to mount flights to London. The ban on Cebu Pacific was lifted on April 10, 2014.