Cebu Airport celebrated the launch of Juneyao Airlines’ first service on its new link from Shanghai Pudong on 31 October. Cutting the ceremonial cake are: Johann Zhang, Financial Controller, Juneyao Airlines; Aines Librodo, Head of Airline Marketing, GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation; Steven Zhou, Station Manager, Philippines, Juneyao Airlines; and the flight crew for the inaugural return leg to Pudong on 1 November.
- Juneyao Airlines commenced operations from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Cebu (CEB) and Kalibo (KLO), along with a new connection from Nanjing (NKG) to Kalibo on 31 October. Each route will be operated three times weekly. The 2,256-kilometre Nanjing-Kalibo airport pair will be flown by A320s, while the 2,325-kilometre Shanghai Pudong-Cebu route will be operated by A321s. Neither of these services will face any direct competition during W17/18. The 2,161-kilometre Shanghai Pudong-Kalibo route will be flown on the airline’s A320s and will directly compete with an existing daily frequency flown by Philippines AirAsia. According to OAG schedules, the three new routes are Juneyao Airlines’ only direct connections to the Philippines this winter season.