Cebu Pacific planning Melbourne service by mid 2018

    Cebu Pacific aims to commence Manila-Melbourne service by mid 2018, according to VP of corporate communications JR Mantaring (Manila Standard/bworldonline.com, 11-Dec-2017). Mr Mantaring confirmed an application is “still pending” with the Philippines‘ Civil Aeronautics Board. The carrier already operates Manila-Sydney service and increased frequency on the route from five times weekly to daily on 01-Dec-2017. Australian tourists visiting the Philippines totalled 166,993 in the first eight months of 2017.