Cebu Pacific Air launches Dammam and Riyadh flights
Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) announced it will operate non-stop, thrice-weekly flights between Manila and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, starting October 4, 2014.
CEB’s Dammam service departs Manila every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:55 pm, and arrives in Dammam at 2:40 am the next day. The return flight departs Dammam every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 4:10 am, and arrives in Manila at 6:35 pm.
To introduce CEB’s newest long-haul destination, CEB offers a special introductory seat sale fare of PHP1 from September 5 to 10, 2014 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 PHP3,499.
Meanwhile, the airline will also launch thrice weekly non-stop flights to Riyadh starting October 1. It will be the only low-cost carrier flying between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Riyadh service is scheduled to depart Manila at 5:05 pm every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in Riyadh at 10:35 pm. The return flight will depart Riyadh at 12:45 am every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Manila at 3:40 pm.
To introduce the new route, CEB holds a PHP 1 seat sale for flights from Manila to Riyadh, from September 8 to 10, 2014. Travel period is from October 1 to December 31, 2014. After the seat sale, fares to Riyadh start at P3,499.
“With Dammam, Kuwait, Dubai and now Riyadh, Cebu Pacific’s network in the Middle East is made wider. We offer the most number of seats on this direct route, so there are more affordable and faster flights home for the Global Filipinos working and living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said CEB General Manager for Long-Haul Division Alex Reyes.
As per 2012 Commission on Filipinos Overseas estimates, there are over one million Global Filipinos based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
CEB’s flights to Riyadh will utilize the airline’s brand-new Airbus A330-300 fleet with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats. Its 5th A330 aircraft was just delivered brand-new from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France on September 2, 2014.
The airline also offers fast and convenient same-terminal connecting flights for guests taking advantage of CEB’s wide Philippine network. Passengers have the option to purchase baggage allowance, seat selection, CEB Air Wi-Fi connectivity inflight and Hot Meals.
Aside from CEB’s long-haul network in the Middle East, CEB also launched its long-haul flights to Sydney, Australia last September 9, 2014.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@cebupacificair) and Facebook pages.
CEB's 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 28 Airbus A320, 5 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 1 Airbus A330 aircraft. (PR)