The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific, today unveiled a new direct service between Melbourne and Manila.
The new route, which will be the airline’s second destination in Australia after Sydney, will commence on August 14.
To celebrate its newest international route, Cebu Pacific is holding a seat sale for the Melbourne-Manila route from February 27 until March 3, 2018, valid for travel from August 14 to October 31, 2018.
The special promo fare for the Melbourne launch is $109. After the seat sale, year-round low fares between Melbourne and Manila start as low as AU$328, about 50% to 60% lower than prevailing fares of other airlines.
CEB will fly three times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) between Melbourne and Manila.
“We’re thrilled to add more direct flights to Manila, opening up greater opportunities for Victorian jobs and businesses," said John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Events in Victoria.
"Securing this new Cebu Pacific route means we’ll soon have 35 international airlines flying in and out of Melbourne Airport – and that’s great news for our airline industry and economy.”
Boasting of thousands of islands, pristine beaches and marine biodiversity, the Philippines is gaining popularity among Australian travellers as a holiday destination.
Cebu Pacific is the only low-cost carrier flying directly between Australia and the Philippines.