Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific will start daily flights between Manila and Sydney from 1 December this year boosting its cargo capacity on the route.
Currently, Cebu Pacific operates an Airbus A330 five times a week and in the first quarter of 2017 flew 1,131 tonnes of cargo between the two cities.
Cebu Pacific has the largest market share for cargo capacity between Manila and Sydney, and says in the first four months of 2017, Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) found it captured 47.4 per cent of the total cargo market share on the route.
Vice president for marketing and distribution, Candice Iyog says: “Cebu Pacific continues to remain bullish over prospects in the Australia market. The additional frequency between Manila and Australia reflects our commitment to reinforce the Cebu Pacific effect across one of our strongest international markets.
She adds: “The additional frequencies will also mean increased cargo capacity between Sydney and Manila. This bodes well for exporters, entrepreneurs and enterprises would like to bring products from Australia to the Philippines, and vice-versa; as well to Japan, China, and Korea, the rest of Southeast Asia and to Dubai.”
Between 2017 and 2022, CEB will take delivery of 7 Airbus A321ceo, 32 Airbus A321neo, and 11 ATR 72-600 aircraft.