AirAsia launches first international flight from Cebu, offers P8 promo fare!


Yesterday, AirAsia Zest (formerly Zest Air), the Filipino low-cost carrier that flies hand-in-hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for several consecutive years, launched its first international flight from Mactan-Cebu (CEB).

Cebu is now the secondary hub of AirAsia Zest in the Philippines. Following this launch of daily flights to/from Kuala Lumpur, more new routes from AirAsia Zest’s Cebu hub are expected to be added soon as AirAsia continues its aggressive expansion in the Philippines.

The new flight from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur compliments AirAsia Zest’s twice daily flights currently operating out of Manila’s NAIA Terminal 4 to Malaysia.

“Today’s inaugural flight is only the first among the many new routes that AirAsia Zest will launch in Cebu. Our commitment in partnering with AirAsia, the world’s best low cost carrier, is to build a truly great value airline that will serve the needs of the Filipino travellers and invigorate the tourism industry in the country,” Joy Caneba, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AirAsia Zest, said.

“Our Cebu to KL flight provides yet another link for Filipinos and Malaysians in the areas of trade and commerce but more importantly, we hope to draw tourists from Malaysia to our amazing beaches and natural wonders in Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Davao, Cagayan de Oro amongst others. If we are able to draw even a fraction of Malaysia’s 25 million annual tourists, it will have a significant impact on our tourist arrival record, which translates to more jobs, more food on the table, more opportunities for every Filipino,” Caneba added.

“Staying true to our commitment to give more choices, better value and enhanced service, AirAsia Zest is pleased to announce that we are adding two new international routes from Cebu. Starting December 19, we will start servicing Cebu to Kota Kinabalu and by mid-December we will fly to Incheon, South Korea,” Caneba further stated.

To celebrate the new routes, AirAsia Zest is offering P8 base fare only promo for all domestic and select international flights from its hub in Cebu and Manila. Promo seats from as low as P545 one way are available for booking now at Guests who will avail of this promo will be able to fly from 1 June to 30 September 2014.

“In partnership with AirAsia, we offer passengers super affordable fares and the strength of our combined network between Korea and the Philippines that extends across 87 destinations in Asia including China, India and Australia,” Caneba said.

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I was fortunate to be one of the bloggers who were selected to be part of AirAsia Zest’s inaugural flight from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur, a momentous event in AirAsia Zest’s young history. More details soon!


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