SkyTeam member Xiamen Airlines recently launched Fuzhou-Cebu flights last 18 April 2017. The twice a week flight (every Tuesday and Thursday) utilizes B737-800 aircraft. Xiamen Airlines now operates 27 weekly flights from China to the Philippines.
The Fuzhou-Cebu route faces no competition from either Chinese or Philippine carriers. This is Xiamen Airlines’ second Cebu flight. Last 10 April, it launched Jinjiang-Cebu flight.
It now accounts for 17% of seat capacity between China and the Philippines.
Xiamen Airlines started its fourth non-stop route between China and the Philippines. On 10 April it introduced twice-weekly (Mon and Fri) flights between Jinjiang – Cebu. Xiamen Airlines flies to Cebu from both Xiamen and Jinjiang.
GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) announces the launch of two more international destinations out of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).
Xiamen Airlines of China is launching a route between Cebu and Xiamen of Fujian province in China on March 28, 2016.
The flight departs Xiamen at 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, arrives in Cebu at 11:55 am, and return to Xiamen one hour later. This is three times a week. It will the 170-seat capacity Boeing 737.
Xiamen Air has previously opened international routes to Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Taiwan-based EVA Airways will inaugurate this March 27 the daily Cebu-Taipei-Cebu flight. It departs Taipei at 7:10 am and arrives in Cebu at 10:05 am. It leaves Cebu on the same day at 11:05am and arrives in Taipei at 2:00pm using an Airbus 321. This is EVA Air’s second Philippine destination after flying Manila daily.
“It’s a very exciting time for MCIA- we’re growing our capabilities as a gateway to one of the country’s most competitive regions,” said GMCAC President Louie Ferrer.
Before the month ends, GMCAC will be launching a Cebu-Dubai flight through Emirates.