Cebu Air Inc. is expanding operations in China with the launch of a direct flights between Clark and Guangzhou by next month.
The new route will cater to increasing demand for leisure and business travellers and will further enhance the potential for investments in the special economic zones in Central Luzon, including the 9,450-hectare New Clark City.
“With direct air service between Clark and Guangzhou, it will be easier for entrepreneurs and businessmen in the e-commerce space to meet up with suppliers, “ said Alex Reyes, Cebu Pacific vice president for commercial. “They can conveniently attend mega-trade events such as the popular Canton Trade Fair.”
The Clark International Airport is within proximity to vital infrastructure expected to be operational by 2022, such as the Manila-Clark passenger railway that will connect Manila to Clark, and a cargo railway connecting Subic to Clark.
Slated to commence by November 11, flights between Clark and Guangzhou are scheduled to operate four times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday). The flight departs Clark at 11:35 p.m.; while the return flight departs at 3:15 a.m. of the next day.
Guangzhou is one of China’s nine National Central Cities, and as such, is at the forefront of political, cultural and economic development. It is a wholesalers’ haven for retail and popular consumer goods, making it an ideal destination for e-commerce micro-retailers and starting businessmen. For leisure travelers, the city appeals to foodies eager to experience world-renowned Cantonese cuisine.
Cebu Pacific currently flies 27 times weekly between the Philippines and mainland China, with direct flights between Shanghai, Manila and Cebu; as well as Manila and Beijing, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Shenzhen.
The airline and subsidiary Cebgo fly to 37 domestic and 26 international destinations, with over 108 routes. It operates in seven strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Clark, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila.