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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:30 am    Post subject: Cebu Pacific to fly to Osaka! If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

It's finally about to begin, the first scheduled low cost flights to Japan.

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Cebu Pacific flies Manila-Osaka
Intro seat sale fare at P1,999 one-way

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the airline business unit of Gokongwei-owned conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc., will fly direct from Manila to Osaka, Japan three-times weekly starting on November 20, 2008.

Using its 179-seater A320 aircraft, the new service departs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 1:30pm and arrives in Osaka at 6:25pm. The return trip takes off at 7:10pm and arrives in Manila at 10:05pm.

Osaka is CEB’s first destination in Japan and it’s fifteenth in Asia after Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Pusan, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taipei.

Lance Y. Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO, said, “Japan has a very active and vibrant travel market. This service will be strategically important to the country’s tourism agenda and should also help us attain our goal of flying seven million passengers this year.”

He added, “The Manila-Osaka service will likewise allow our overseas Filipino workers to come home more frequently because of our trademark low fares. This will also generate interest among the Japanese market for our competitive medical and wellness tourism packages in the Philippines. ”

CEB is offering a one-way introductory fare of P1,999 on the Manila-Osaka route, a price cut of 70% from the current fares offered by other airlines. The seat sale will run from September 16 to 30, 2008 and is good for travel from November 20 to December 18, 2008. Fare is non-refundable and exclusive of applicable surcharges and government taxes.

After the seat sale, the lowest year-round ‘Go’ fare is P3,999, still a price cut of 40% from the current fares offered by other airlines for this route.

CEB explained that passengers who avail of their ‘Go Lite’ fares can get P200 off of their fares. Bookings can be made via cebupacificair.com, CEB’s call centers, sales offices or travel agents.

Gokongwei emphasized, “With this long awaited announcement to fly to Japan, we hope that the public will take advantage of our seat sale and book their flights now.”

“CEB is the only low cost carrier in the world operating to the three major North Asian countries with services to China, Korea and now Japan.” Gokongwei concluded.

CEB is RP’s leading airline to the ASEAN region. The airline flew 5.5 million passengers in 2007 and has the youngest fleet of aircraft in the Philippines.


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At the current sale price the Manila - Osaka leg is PHP 7,139 ($153), with the return leg costing PHP 8,240 ($176). These will each increase by PHP 2000 ($43), so these flights aren't rthat cheap, but for Japan they're pretty good, especially for one way tickets. It's also worth noting that Cebu Pacific regularly have fare sales, so it's likely the introductory fare isn't a one time offer and will be repeated in the future.

For those wishing to fly to Osaka from other parts of Asia the following fares are possible:

Macau - Osaka: $199

Macau - Manila: HKD 361 ($46) Tiger Airways
Manila - Osaka: PHP 7,139 ($153) Cebu Pacific

Osaka - Macau: $225

Osaka - Manila: PHP 8,240 ($176) Cebu Pacific
Manila - Macau: HKD 378 ($49)) Tiger Airways

Kuala Lumpur - Osaka: $219

Kuala Lumpur - Manila: MYR 225.5 ($66) AirAsia
Manila - Osaka: PHP 7,139 ($153) Cebu Pacific

Osaka - Kuala Lumpur: $233

Osaka - Manila: PHP 8,240 ($176) Cebu Pacific
Manila - Kuala Lumpur: MYR 197.5 ($57) AirAsia

Singapore - Osaka: $230

Singapore - Manila: SGD 110 ($77) Tiger Airways
Manila - Osaka: PHP 7,139 ($153) Cebu Pacific

Osaka - Singapore: $243

Osaka - Manila: PHP 8,240 ($176) Cebu Pacific
Manila - Singapore: SGD 95 ($67) Tiger Airways

Bangkok - Osaka: $289

Bangkok - Manila: THB: 4,637 ($136) Cebu Pacific
Manila - Osaka: PHP 7,139 ($153) Cebu Pacific

Osaka - Bangkok: $292

Osaka - Manila: PHP 8,240 ($176) Cebu Pacific
Manila - Bangkok: THB 3,937 ($116) Cebu Pacific
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:10 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

I forgot that Jetstar fly to Japan from Australia, so it's really just the first scheduled low cost flights from Asia.

Checking Jetstar's site I can find flights to Osaka from A$483 (US$400), with Cebu Pacific's plans to fly to Australia Jetstar may have some competition on the Osaka route. My guess is that Cebu plan to fly to Darwin though, so they may not be competing directly.

If we look at the distances Cebu currently fly, then Darwin is really the only Australian city within a similar distance.

2782 km Manila - Jakarta
2655 km Manila - Osaka
2470 km Manila - Kuala Lumpur
2397 km Manila - Singapore
2215 km Manila - Bangkok

3199 km Manila - Darwin
2618 km Cebu - Darwin
2249 km Davao - Darwin

6273 km Manila - Sydney
5703 km Cebu - Sydney
5297 km Davao - Sydney
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

that would be great i love to take that opportunity
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Cebu Pacific have a fare sale on at the moment. Return flight Manila - Osaka for PHP 13,000 (US$266) incl. tax etc.

For flights in first quarter of 2009, offer ends October 27.
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