Leading low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) will launch a non-stop thrice-weekly flights between Manila and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, offering an introductory one-peso seat sale.
Starting October 4, CEB said on Friday, the Dammam service departs Manila every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:55p.m. and arrives in Dammam at 2:40 a.m. the next day.
Its return flight departs Dammam every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 4:10 a.m. and arrives in Manila at 6 p.m.
With the newest long-haul destination, CEB offers a special introductory seat sale fare of P1 from September 5 to 10 or until seats last.
This is for travel from October 4 to December 31, 2014.
After the seat sale, lowest year-round fares start at P3,499.
“CEB is proud to offer all our kababayans [countrymen]in Saudi Arabia, P1 fares and year-round low fares that are up to 40 percent lower than what’s being offered by other airlines. CEB also offers the most convenient connections to the most number of destinations in the Philippines. With CEB’s low fares, they can enjoy being with their families and loved ones more often,” CEB General Manager, Long-Haul Division Alex Reyes said in a statement.
The airlines cited Philippine Overseas Employment Adminis-tration estimate that there are over one million Filipinos based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Aside from Dammam, the low-cost carrier operates non-stop daily services between Manila and Dubai, and non-stop thrice weekly flights between Manila and Kuwait.
It is slated to launch flights to Sydney, Australia, on September 9 this year.
The airline, which boasts of one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world, has 51 aircraft: 10 Airbus A319s; 28 Airbus A320s, five Airbus A330s and eight ATR-72 500s.
Between 2014 and 2021, CEB said, it will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320s, 30 Airbus A321s and 1 Airbus A330.