Philippine-based airlines Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific.


PAL, Cebu Pacific resume Dubai-Manila flights in October, ticket prices drop to Dh2,128


DUBAI – Philippine-based carriers Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific have scheduled regular commercial flights from Dubai to Manila in October.

This comes after the Philippines lifted a travel ban on the UAE and nine other countries on September 6, allowing travelers to enter the country on normal passenger flights.

UAE-based Filipinos have been exempted from the travel ban, provided that they are returning via repatriation flights or special Bayanihan flights. As first reported, Dubai-Manila ticket prices for Bayanihan flights have soared to more than Dh4,000 for a one-way trip to the Philippines.

In October, airline ticket prices appeared to have dropped as PAL and Cebu Pacific published the schedule of their regular commercial flights from Dubai to Manila.

PAL Dubai-Manila flights in October

Philippine Airlines has regular flights scheduled for October 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 30. The price of a one-way ticket was Dh2,950 when checked on Wednesday (September 8).

The Philippine carrier does not have regular Dubai-Manila flights scheduled for most of September, except for a Dubai-Manila commercial flight on September 29 with a seat costing Dh2,950.

However, PAL is operating a special commercial flight or Bayanihan flight PR659 from Dubai to Manila on September 8, 14, 16, 18 and 22.

Cebu Pacific Dubai-Manila flights in September, October

Cebu Pacific, on the other hand, has scheduled limited commercial flights in September. The earliest commercial flight is on September 15, with a seat costing Dh4,300. Flight FJ27 will depart Dubai at 3am and arrive in Manila at 4:05pm.

The airline will also deploy a regular commercial flight on September 20, 22, 27, and 29.

Meanwhile, special Bayanihan flights are ongoing, with Cebu Pacific flight 5J15 departing Dubai on September 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29.

Throughout October, Cebu Pacific has a full schedule of regular daily flights from Dubai to Manila, with ticket prices starting from Dh2,128 for a one-way trip (as published on September 8).

Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad also said it is deploying special Bayanihan flights approved by the Philippine government on September 9, 11, 12, 16 and 18. ICA/Expat Media

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