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Cebu Pacific Expands Flights to Malaysia

LONDON – Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB), continues to expand its international network with the resumption of flights to Kota Kinabalu, bringing the number of its international destinations to 19.

Apart from Kota Kinabalu, Cebu Pacific also flies to the following international destinations:

Bali, Bangkok, Brunei, Dubai, Japan (Fukuoka, Narita, Nagoya, Osaka), Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi).

Twice weekly return service


The resumption of the Kota Kinabalu service is set to commence from October 31. Cebu Pacific’s flights to Kota Kinabalu will then operate two times a week, with outbound flights every Monday and Friday.  Return flights will operate every Tuesday and Saturday.

5J 733 is scheduled to depart Manila at 11:25pm and arrive at Kota Kinabalu at 1:50am the next day. Its return flight, 5J 734, departs Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 2:35am and arrives at the NAIA Terminal 3 at 4:40am.

Cebu Pacific statement


Speaking on the inauguration of the service, Xander Lao, Chief Commercial Officer for the airline said:

“We invite everyJuan to experience another side of Malaysia. Adventure seekers are up for a treat – from island hopping to nature tripping to trekking – our flight resumption to Sabah, Malaysia’s capital, will make all these within reach.”

As a requirement for flights into Malaysia, all guests bound for Kota Kinabalu must download and register for the MySejahtera mobile app to indicate their COVID-19 risk status.

“As more destinations ease travel restrictions, including the Philippines, flying back to the country has been made convenient for boosted individuals.”

“They no longer need to submit pre-flight COVID 19 test results upon check-in and, can skip quarantine upon arrival,” added Lao. For more information, passengers may refer toCEB Travel reminders page for the latest updates and complete travel guidelines to their destination.

About Cebu Pacific


The Philippines carrier is currently operating to 88% of its pre-pandemic systemwide capacity. The airline flies to a total of 34 domestic and 19 international destinations.

It continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, while it operates with a 100% fully vaccinated crew, 95% of whom have been boosted – all to ensure every Juan flies safely and conveniently on Cebu Pacific.

The airline recently welcomed the start of the festive ‘Ber Season’ with a range of special low cost domestic and international flights.

For the region, the ‘Ber months’ – that is September through to December – hold special cultural value as the mark the period of celebration and festivities.

People will typically want to engage in travel for vacations or to visit family and loved ones across the Ber Season. The resumption of return services to Malaysia’s Kota Kinabalu sits nicely with the ramp up in demand as we enter the Ber Season, with its increased demand for travel.

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