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Cebu Pacific celebrates restart of Sydney-Manila flights with $299 seat sale

Cebu Pacific Air will resume its Sydney-Manila route three times a week in July following the easing of restrictions both in the Philippines and Australia and has some sizzling hot fares to match.

Cebu Pacific Air will resume its Sydney-Manila route three times a week in July following the easing of restrictions both in the Philippines and Australia and has some sizzling hot fares to match.

To celebrate, Cebu Pacific Air is offering an SYD-MNL promo fare of AUD$299 for a limited time only from June 1-9. Tickets are valid for travel from November 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023.

For nearer travel dates, promo seats are as low as AUD$309 from June 1-30, 2022. The travel period is from July 1 to October 31, 2022.

CEB’s direct Sydney-Manila flights will utilise the airline’s A330 fleet, capable of carrying up to 436 passengers (A330ceo), or 459 passengers (A330neo) at a time.

The Philippino carrier touched down in Sydney for the first time on September 9, 2014. CEB flights to and from Australia were halted in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are happy to fly back to Australia after such a long time. The route resumption comes alongside CEB’s 100% restoration of pre-pandemic domestic capacity, enabling Australians and Filipinos residing or working in Australia to easily and safely explore the Philippines with our widest domestic network,” said Xander Lao, Chief Commercial Officer at Cebu Pacific.

The carrier is also offering flights to 31 domestic destinations which tourists may also visit from Manila, namely, Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calbayog, Camiguin, Cauayan, Cebu, Coron, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Masbate, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose, Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Virac, and Zamboanga.

Australian nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of 30 days. After two years, leisure travellers may now visit popular attractions again in the Philippines, and enjoy its dive spots, beaches, and other outdoor activities.

Earlier this year, the Philippines reopened its borders to foreign tourists, with requirements made simpler for fully vaccinated individuals.

What are the travel requirements?

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Cebu Pacific A330

Travellers flying to the Philippines who have received the two-dose series or single-dose vaccine (Janssen), and at least 1 booster shot, are no longer required to present COVID-19 test results for entry.

However, those without booster shots will still need to show their negative test results prior to boarding (RT-PCR test taken 48 hours before departure or antigen test taken 24 hours before departure).

For more information, head to the CEB Travel reminders page.