Frequent flyers and excited wanderlusts, get ready to explore a new city as Cebu Pacific adds a new route to mainland China with the launch of its direct flights between Manila and Shenzhen. With this, more people can see the beauty of the fast-rising Chinese tourist destination and enjoy all the good food, wonderful sights, and beautiful skyscrapers it has to offer.
Shenzhen is the fifth Cebu Pacific destination in mainland China, and is the airline’s 27th international destination.
This bustling tourist destination is located in Guangdong Province and is part of the thriving Pearl River Delta megalopolis. Among the many rail and road links in the region, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the latest development that is making travel between three major cities more convenient for locals and foreigners alike.
When traveling to Shenzhen, most visitors kick off their itineraries with stops to the major places for shopping and eating. Luohu Commercial City is the best place to indulge in shopping desires as this five-story complex offers almost everything – from electronics, toys, jewelry, craft, and fashion for everyone.
Foodies can also go on a gastronomic adventure in Shenzhen. The city’s diverse dining scene can almost rival with neighbor Hong Kong as one can find an authentic Chinese restaurant in every corner of the street, offering the best dim sum, stir-fry dishes, and noodles.
Shenzhen is also home to various theme parks that make every families’ or barkadas’ visit more fun and worthwhile. The Window of the World is one of the most recommended attractions in the city with its miniature replicas of world-famous places including Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Louvre Pyramid.
Not to be forgotten is how Shenzhen is China’s Silicon Valley for tech hardware. The city is one of the country’s leading innovation and technology hubs, serving as headquarters for tech giants such as Huawei, BGI, BYD, and Tencent. More than this, Shenzhen is China’s first special economic zone and also serves as an important city for sourcing goods for those in trade.
“We want to provide our travelers a viable option to reach some of the most crucial commercial centers in the world. Our new direct service between Manila and Shenzhen will enable faster movement of people and products providing increased mobility and access in some of the fastest-growing economies in the world,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Distribution of Cebu Pacific.
Flights between Manila and Shenzhen will run four times weekly—every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, beginning July 1, 2019.
Currently, Cebu Pacific flies 23 times weekly between the Philippines and mainland China, with direct flights between Shanghai, Manila and Cebu; as well as Manila and Beijing, Guangzhou and Xiamen. CEB also flies 55 times weekly between Hong Kong and Manila, Cebu, Clark and Iloilo and 20 times weekly between Macau and Manila, Clark and Cebu. The carrier also flies 14 times a week between Manila and Taipei.