Zest Air resumes flights
3 of 13 Zest Air planes cleared
MANILA, Philippines - Zest Air has resumed flights, with three of its 13 planes now cleared by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
Zest Air founder Alfredo Yao said the airline made a Kalibo-Beijing flight last night.
CAAP deputy director John Andrews said it is scheduled to make more China and South Korea flights by tonight.
CAAP grounded Zest Air on Friday on safety concerns.
"This confirms that Zest Air has been operating following the standards required and will continue to do so. We will go back to normal operations as soon as possible and because of this, we are more determined to be the best player in the market - be bigger and give only best service to our passengers," she said in a statement.
Earlier this year, Zest Air formed a partnership with Air Asia, with the Malaysian airline buying into Zest Air and Yao getting a stake in AirAsia Philippines.