Cebu brings MEL to MNL
MELBOURNE Airport has officially welcomed Cebu Pacific Air, with the inaugural MEL-MNL service taking off yesterday afternoon ( TD yesterday).
The new nonstop service will connect travellers from Melbourne to Manila three times per week, departing at 5:05pm & landing in Manila at 11:15pm.
Ambassador Minda Calaguian- Cruz of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra said the new service would strengthen ties between Victoria and the Philippines.
“The Philippine Embassy looks forward to building on this partnership with Cebu Pacific, together with the Department of Tourism of the Philippines, to showcase more of our culture and heritage,” she said.
Cebu Pacific chief operations officer Rick Howell also welcomed the service, adding that the route was a “wonderful opportunity to live up to the Cebu Pacific mission of bringing people together through safe, affordable, and reliable air travel”.
Melbourne is the second destination in the country for the airline following its 2014 launch in Sydney ( TD 09 Sep 2014).
The inaugural takeoff yesterday is pictured above.