Cebu Pacific to increase Dubai flights

Aviation Updates Philippines – Amid the suspension of domestic air travel due to the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) over Metro Manila, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air is increasing flights on the Manila-Dubai-Manila sector beginning this week.

Based on an August 10 advisory, Cebu Pacific plans to double Manila-Dubai-Manila flights from once weekly to twice weekly. For the Manila-Dubai route, the airline will add a Thursday flight; for the Dubai-Manila route, it plans to add a Friday flight.

These new frequencies are concurrent with Cebu Pacific's Manila-Dubai (Saturday flight) and Dubai-Manila (Sunday flight). As usual, trips to the Emirates would be flown on-board the 436-seat all-economy Airbus A330-343 aircraft.

Aside from the scheduled flight to Dubai, Cebu Pacific also operates a Manila-Seoul (one-way only), and a Manila-Singapore-Manila flight. However, the two routes would see a frequency reduction from thrice weekly to twice weekly from the third week of August.

The airline continues to operate Cebu-Clark-Cebu and Cebu-Davao-Cebu flights during the suspension of domestic air travel in areas under MECQ, particularly Manila. The suspension lasts until August 18, if not extended.

Cebu Pacific also reminds guests that both face masks and face shields are now required in all modes of public transportation, including flights. This mandate will be effective August 15, as ordered by the Department of Transportation.

Photo from Dirk Salcedo, AUP