Cebu Pacific has launched thrice weekly flights
between Manila, Philippines and Melbourne, Australia.
Cebu Pacific operates the
route with Airbus A330 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific vice president for
marketing and distribution, said, "This
new route will enable more Australian travelers - from
adventure-seekers to leisure tourists to families on holiday - to
discover the paradise that is the Philippines. This will enable
more Filipino immigrants, or Australians of Filipino descent, to
discover their roots or visit family and friends more often."
Melbourne is Cebu Pacific's second destination
in Australia, since it entered the Australian market in 2014 with
the launch of its Manila-Sydney flights
Australia is home to a considerable
overseas Filipino community. More than 300,000 Australian
residents are with Filipino descent, with more than 68,000 based
in the Melbourne area.