Cebu Pacific Air is providing two more reasons to visit Hong Kong this season. The carrier has been offering daily flights to the autonomous Chinese city, which is currently commemorating the 20th anniversary of its handover from Great Britain to China.
1. Increased frequency of flights
Cebu Pacific Air has increased the frequency of its flights from Manila to Hong Kong by 50%. Thus, there are now three flights daily in the route, or 21 flights weekly. This gives those planning to visit Hong Kong more options when booking flight schedules.
The budget carrier currently also offers direct flights to Hong Kong from various points in the country. It flies 10 times every week from Clark to the Chinese autonomous city and three times weekly from Iloilo. Meanwhile, it offers a flight each day from Cebu.
2. Aircraft fleet upgrade
Cebu Pacific Air has not just increased the volume of its flights to the popular Asian destination. The company recently announced that it has ditched its A320-aircraft fleet that used to fly from Manila to Hong Kong in favor of its new Airbus A330s. This translates to more spacious seating complemented by modern ambience in all its Manila—Hong Kong flights.
“Bigger aircraft means more seats and lower fares for the Manila—Hong Kong route,” said Cebu Pacific Air Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog. “We look forward to bringing everyJuan on a two-hour plane trip to experience the historic 20-year milestone in Hong Kong’s history, or revisit the city with fresh eyes.”
Meanwhile, its flights from Clark to Hong Kong is keeping its A320-aircraft fleet, each accommodating up to 180 passengers at a time.
Handover Anniversary highlights
The 20th Handover Anniversary of Hong Kong kicked off earlier this month with a grand festivity that showcased a 23-minute pyrotechnic show dubbed as ‘super fireworks wall.’ The fireworks show had become a multimedia extravaganza as it incorporated LED screens, beam lights, and synchronized music, all combined to facilitate the most expensive fireworks event staged by the city since the 1997 handover ceremony.
Meanwhile, the city is greeting all incoming tourists with lavish decors and banners adorning the Hong Kong airport and other entry points to various destinations in the city. There are giant traditional lanterns displayed all over Central to promote Hong Kong’s Chinese heritage, while lantern-making workshops accommodate guests until July 30.
Other attractions to take note of include the inflatable installation Rubber Duck, which is making a comeback this time in a dry land. Several open spaces have also been transformed by local artists and designers, while museums carry special exhibits, including an ongoing display of 126-piece art collection from Louvre, France.