Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has launched its maiden direct Manila to Da Nang, Vietnam, flight as it ramps up its operations in line with the post-pandemic recovery of the air travel sector.
In a news release on Friday, Cebu Pacific inaugurated its Manila-Da Nang route on December 7, 2023.
The new route will operate three times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The flight will depart Manila at 7:25 p.m. (Philippine time) and arrive at Da Nang at 9:30 p.m. (Vietnam time).
Meanwhile, the return flight from Da Nang to Manila will operate from 10:30 p.m. (Vietnam time) to 2:25 a.m. (Philippine time).
Photo: Cebu Pacific
Cebu Pacific said Da Nang is the third destination it operates in Vietnam, aside from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s economic center.
The airline said that passengers from Manila had to book a connecting flight from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or a nearby country and spend at least 10 hours traveling to Da Nang.
With the new direct flight, Cebu Pacific said that “passengers don’t need to pay for an additional stop or wait at another airport during their layover” and can reach Da Nang in three hours and save at least seven hours in travel time.
Da Nang is a popular tourist destination known for its luxurious resorts, architectural designs, and delectable cuisines.
It is also the gateway to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Hue Imperial Citadel, My Son Sanctuary, and Hoi An ancient town.
Cebu Pacific flies to 35 domestic and 25 international destinations spanning across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. —Ted Cordero/KBK, GMA Integrated News
This article Cebu Pacific launches direct flight to Da Nang, Vietnam was originally published in GMA News Online.2023-12-08T05:09:53Z dg43tfdfdgfd