Cebu Pacific Airlines will suspend flights from Kuwait from mid June, the Philippines-based airlines announced yesterday. Cebu will fly its last 4x weekly flight from Manila to Kuwait on June 13 and will fly its last return Kuwait to Manila on June 14.
Passengers with flights booked after that date will have options to either rebook for an earlier flight, receive a full refund or use the ticket value to book a different flight for the future, the airline noted in a statement to the press. Flights from Doha, Qatar and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will also be halted starting early July. Cebu will continue flying to Dubai, UAE.
The budget carrier cited increased competition as the reason for stopping the three Gulf routes. “The entry of Cebu Pacific into these markets benefitted passengers with lower fares and more choices. Of late, other carriers have aggressively added more flights, which has resulted in substantial oversupply of seats and fares that are so low, hence making the routes unsustainable,” said JR Mantaring, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Corporate Affairs.