Philippine low cost carrier Cebu Pacific will be adding Shenzhen as its newest destination in China.

Starting July 1, the airline will operate flights between Manila and Shenzhen on a four-times weekly service to cater to the growing demand of leisure and business travel between China and the Philippines.

“Shenzhen, located in Guangdong Province, is part of the booming Pearl River Delta megalopolis. Shenzhen has a continuous development of rail and road links to other cities within the region, including a branch road that connects to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge,” the airline said in a statement.

Shenzhen will be Cebu Pacific’s fifth destination in mainland China, as the low cost airline operates flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Xiamen. The addition of Shenzhen in the Pearl River Delta – home to China’s tech industry – will compete with Philippine AirAsia’s own four-times weekly service on the route.

“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,” Cebu Pacific Vice- President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Jennifer A. Iyog said in the statement.

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