Cebu Pacific Cleared for Flights to Russia

Cebu Pacific, the nation's largest low-cost carrier, has received approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board to fly between the Philippines and Russia, following the establishment of a new air services agreement between the two countries in August 2015. 

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Under the agreement signed last year, Philippine carriers are able to fly from any point in the Philippines to as many as three destinations in Russia. Cebu Pacific was granted entitlements to operate up to three weekly flights from Manila to Moscow, the capital of Russia, and to Vladivostok, the nearest major Russian city to the Philippines.

According to Cebu Pacific's Vice President of Corporate Affairs, JR Mantaring, there are no confirmed schedules in place to begin flights to Russia. However, the budget carrier is currently working on the possibility of launching flights in the future with announcements being made as new aircraft join the fleet. 

"We sincerely thank and commend the members of the Civil Aeronautics Board for enabling Cebu Pacific to expand operations to key international destinations," said Mantaring. "We've always maintained that traffic rights are valuable resources that must be rationally allocated to carriers that are willing and able to utilise and operate flights."

National flag carrier Philippine Airlines was granted up to five weekly flights between Manila and Moscow. Additional entitlements were also granted for three weekly flights from Manila to Khabarovsk and four weekly flights from Cebu to Khabarovsk.

Philippine Airlines is currently the only Philippine carrier operating flights to Russia. For the past two years, PAL has operated charter flights from Manila and Kalibo to Vladivostok. In 2014, those charter flights brought in 40,000 Russian tourists, which typically spend $1,000 per person during their stay. 

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific is gearing up for the launch of its first flight to the United States, when it introduces non-stop service between Manila and Guam on March 15. The budget carrier is also planning to launch service to Honolulu and Melbourne. However, those routes have been pushed back to 2017 as Ninoy Aquino International Airport continues to face congestion issues. 

17 comments:

  1. Hey Filipino punks, did you miss me? I'm sure a lot of you punks miss it when I talk shit about your trash airline, Cebu Pathetic. What is this? They are cleared to fly to Russia? LOL. What a joke. This pathetic airline still doesn't have what it takes to fly to the land of Vodkas.

    Keep on dreaming, Cebu Pathetic. You will never launch flights to the USA. Better yet, do yourself a favor and don't think about coming to America.

    Sincerely, your favorite businessman

    - Mr. Hong Kong

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    1. Mr. Hong Kong,

      How were you raised by your parents?...

      Or maybe I posed the wrong question, napalaki kaba ng maayos ng kung sino mang alien?...

      It seems that you like getting attention...

      Psychology dictates, parang ndi ka napalaki ng maayos dahil hindi disente pananalita mo..

      I hope im wrong, but you seem like a shit load of ATTENTION SEEKER, in short, KULANG SA PANSIN..

      nakakaawa ka

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    2. What a pathetic comment from a pathetic person. It seems that you like a piece of crap seeking for someone who gives a shit about your useless comment.
      You better take drugs you pathetic shit.

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    3. Hongkong will not get prosper without filipino workers. You cannot do what filipino can do. Poor people of hongkong.veery dirty place compare to singaapore.

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  2. I think PAL's flight from Kalibo to Russia goes to Khabarovsk, not Vladivostok.

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  3. Mr Hong Kong is indicative of his race. For those who have never been to his country all I can say is don't go there. In the main they are arrogant but above all, ignorant. Just ignore that silly man

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  4. Simply by the use of the word "punk" Mr Hong Kong proves his ignorance

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  5. I guess CEB should improve their services even though they're just a budget carrier. For long haul flights how can you imagine a flight without full meal and IFE? I guess they should just expand in Asia not in far countries. Imagine how can you survive a long haul flight with no full meal and IFE? They should also consider buying wide body jets like the A350 or the 787 if they're really pushing for more long haul flights. Their A330 is overused already. I think the 787 fits them.

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    1. It's because Cebu Pacific is an LCC airline.

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    2. There are some LCC that have IFE. Look at JetBlue in the US, and Norwegian in Europe. Norwegian uses 787.

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    3. For your information LCC provides services you want to avail. Everyone has an option to spend more or spend less for their flights. Not everybody can afford business class that's why some passengers opt to choose LCC such as Cebu Pacific. They can provide you low fares but it's upto you to if you wanna add extra for your comfort. Meals, wifi, blankets etc. are optional. For Cebu Pacific long haul flights they offer meals for your info. Some passengers just didn't avail it when they bought the ticket. Though you can still purchase it inflight. Cebu Pacific also have wifi service if you want to avail and an on air app with free movies that you can enjoy on for your long haul flights.

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  6. As far as the Manila to Hawaii route being pushed back to 2017 is not due to airport congestion at Manila but rather the US FAA denying CP the route. The FAA still has concerns over how CP operates. LYG has found out he cannot buy off the FAA like he does the CAAP.

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  7. In fairness, at least CEB is making an effort.

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  8. I gather this website has no moderation at all? Mr Hong Kong is likely a 13 year old "punk" ;)

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  9. Why demand too much when that was all the service you paid for... Let's just be thankful that lots of people can travel these days because of these airlines.

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  10. Filipinos & Chinese including Cantonese are one of the WORST PEOPLE in the world 2 of u hate each other WHAT A PATHETIC - Ralph Verana

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