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Cebu Pacific today launches Manila-Riyadh flights with a 436-seat Airbus A330-300

Cebu Pacific Air (Manila) now flies three nonstop weekly flights between Manila and Riyadh. The inaugural flight for Cebu Pacific’s Manila-Riyadh service departed at 5:05 pm (1705) on October 3. Cebu Pacific is the only low-cost carrier flying between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

​Cebu Pacific’s flights from Manila to Riyadh departs at 5:05 pm (Manila time) and arrives in Riyadh at 11:35 pm (Riyadh time) every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Flights from Riyadh to Manila departs at 12:45 am (Riyadh time) and arrive in Manila at 3:40 pm (Manila time) every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

The new route utilizes the pictured brand-new Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific will fly nonstop to and from Dammam three days a week, starting on October 4. Aside from Dubai, Riyadh, and Kuwait, Cebu Pacific’s long-haul division also operates nonstop flights between Manila and Sydney.

Cebu Pacific’s 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319s, 28 Airbus A320s, 5 Airbus A330s and 8 ATR 72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and one Airbus A330 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-343 RP-C3342 (msn 1445) arrives in Singapore.

Cebu Pacific Air:AG Slide Show

Cabin crews strike against British Airways for 5 days

Copyright Photo: David Apps. Airbus A319-131 G-EUPX (msn 1445) arrives back at Heathrow sporting a football (soccer) nose cone. The football nose was applied to support England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. David Beckham flew on G-EUPX to Zurich a couple of weeks ago to present the UK's bid to FIFA headquarters.

British Airways (London) will be forced to endure a five-day strike this week by its 12,000 cabin crew members led by the Unite union. The two parties failed to reach a compromise over the weekend. The union has begun a five-day strike, increasing the pressure on CEO Willie Walsh who wants to cut staff and wages in order to reverse record losses.

BA has cancelled flights scheduled to fly around 25,000 people a day during the strike, including 40 percent of its long-haul services from Heathrow Airport.

BA issued the following statement:

“We are very disappointed that Unite have gone ahead with strike action from 24 May to 29 May.

We will continue to keep as many of you flying as possible.

We would like to apologise if you are affected by the strike. We will do all we can to minimise the disruption to you.

We will update ba.com with further changes as soon as possible and would recommend that you regularly check the
status of your flight.”

British Airways vows to fly 70% of its passengers during the 20-day strike

British Airways (London) is planning to operate six out of ten long-haul flights and more than half its shorter services from Heathrow, but up to two million people are still expected to be affected by the long-running industrial action by its cabin staff.

This new plan is part of BA’s strike-busting plan to ‘keep BA flying’ and resist the Unite union which the company has termed as “seeking to destroy Britain’s flagship airline with pointless industrial action”.

Read the full media report from the Daily Mail:


Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-131 G-EUPX (msn 1445) arrives at the LHR base.

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