Cebu Pacific launches Sydney, Kuwait City routes

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Cebu Pacific will launch direct flights to both Sydney and Kuwait City, with both routes to be operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

The Manila-Sydney route will operate four-times-weekly from 9 September.

“As the only low-cost carrier offering this route, CEB hopes to stimulate travel both ways with this new service,” says the carrier in a statement. “There are also over 300,000 Filipinos based in Australia.”

According to FlightMaps Analytics, two carriers operate the Manila-Sydney route, Qantas Airways and Philippine Airlines. Qantas operates 17 services monthly with A330-300 aircraft, while PAL operates 18 services monthly with A340-300s.

The Manila-Kuwait City service will commence on 2 September. Cebu Pacific says 180,000 work in Kuwait, and this will be the only non-stop service on the route.

Kuwait Airways serves Manila 26-times-monthly via Bangkok with A340 aircraft, according to FlightMaps.