Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) will expand its operations in Japan later this year, with the launch of more direct flights connecting Manila and Osaka.
The Philippine low-cost carrier currently operates three weekly flights to the Japanese city, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. But from 20 December 2013 CEB will add four more weekly services on the route, taking the total frequency to daily. CEB serves Osaka using an Airbus A320 aircraft.
“We are proud to offer more low-fare great-value flights to the Kansai region, as we continue with our commitment to boost tourism and trade between the Philippines and Japan. This is great news on Cebu Pacific’s fifth year of operations in Japan,” said CEB’s vice president of marketing & distribution, Candice Iyog.
CEB currently offers flights to 22 international destinations, but the airline said it is confident of expanding to more cities in Japan, following recent discussions between the two countries.
“The recently concluded air talks were very successful and will definitely pave the way for more direct linkages between the two countries. With more flights to the Philippines, we believe Japan can rival South Korea when it comes to foreign tourist arrivals,” Ms Iyog added.