New flights between Cebu, China cities introduced


The CSAir inaugural flight from Guangzhou to Cebu is given a water salute upon arrival at the Mactan Cebu International Airport. (Photo from CSAir-Philippines Facebook)

More direct flights between Cebu and major cities in China were introduced this week.


China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. started offering on January 22 thrice weekly flights between Cebu and Guangzhou.


Two days later, on January 24, Juneyao Air began its thrice weekly flight schedule between Cebu and Shanghai.


So far, a total of five cities in the People’s Republic of China may be reached from the Mactan Cebu International Airport.


Aside from Guangzhou and Shanghai, other China destinations from Cebu are Shenzhen, Xiamen and Chongqing.


Officials of Mactan airport concessionaire GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation and the Department of Tourism Central Visayas regional office welcomed the inaugural Guangzhou-Cebu direct flight of China Southern Airlines (CSAir) on January 22.



CSAir operates Guangzhou-Cebu-Guangzhou services from the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to MCIA every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Tourism and GMCAC officials also welcomed the inaugural Juneyao Air flight to Cebu from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on January 24.



Juneyao Air also flies between Cebu and Shanghai every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Ventures Cebu)


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