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Cebu Pacific resumes direct Sydney–Manila flights after 835 days away

Cebu Pacific touched down in Sydney on the weekend after the Filipino carrier recommenced its direct Sydney–Manila flights on 1 July after a massive 835-day break from services between the Philippines and Australia.

Cebu Pacific touched down in Sydney on the weekend after the Filipino carrier recommenced its direct Sydney–Manila flights on 1 July after a massive 835-day break from services between the Philippines and Australia.

Cebu Pacific will operate flights between Sydney and Manila three times per week every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, following the easing of restrictions in the Philippines and Australia.

Australian nationals are able to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of 30 days with fully vaccinated travellers no longer required to take a pre-departure COVID test.

Cebu Pacific touched down in Sydney on Saturday 2 July for the resumption of the Sydney-Manila route.

Cebu Pacific Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao said the airline is pleased to expand its Asia Pacific footprint and resume the Sydney-Manila route after more than two years to connect Australia and the Philippines again.

“We know many are excited to visit our beautiful country with its beaches, natural beauty and charm and this also enables Filipinos to reunite with friends and family. We will continue working on boosting seamless connections across our network to address demand,” Mr Lao said.

Travellers line up to visit the Philippines again with Cebu Pacific.

Seats to Manila on Cebu Pacific are currently priced from AUD$299 base fare until 6 July 2022 for travel from 1 February to 30 June 2023 – on top of the month-long seat sale from AUD$309 for travel from 1 August 2022 up until 31 January 2023.

For more info, head to cebupacificair.com