After 835 days, the Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, celebrated the resumption of direct flights between Sydney and Manila on 2 July 2022.
The airline’s schedule between Sydney and Manila is three times weekly, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 5J40 departs from Sydney at 11:20AM and arrives in Manila at 5:50PM (local time).
Meanwhile, its flight from Manila departs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Flight 5J39 departs the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at 11:20PM (local time) and arrives in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport at 9:50AM the following day.
“With this route resumption, we are pleased to fly once again to and from this destination after more than two years. We know that many are excited to visit our beautiful country, boasting of its beaches, natural beauty and charm. This also enables Filipinos to reunite with friends and family. We will continue working on boosting seamless connections across our network to address demand,” said Xander Lao, Chief Commercial Officer at Cebu Pacific.
Cebu Pacific is running a month-long seat sale for as low as AUD309 for travel period from August 1, 2022 up until January 31, 2023.
Australian nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of 30 days. Boosted travellers no longer need to take a COVID test pre-departure.
From 6 July, arriving passengers coming back to Sydney will no longer need to present printed copies of their COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate nor will they need complete the Digital Passenger Declaration form.
For more information, passengers may refer to the CEB Travel Reminders page for the latest updates and complete travel guidelines to their destination.
Cebu Pacific Air says that it continues to offer its guaranteed low fares to stimulate travel across its flight network which covers the widest Philippine destinations. The airline continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, while it operates with a 100% fully vaccinated crew, 95% of whom have been boosted – all to ensure safety and convenience while travelling.