AirAsia Zest to launch more flights from Cebu

Posted at 12/02/13 10:50 AM

MANILA, Philippines - AirAsia Zest is planning to launch more international flights from Cebu.

This as the budget airline launched its first international flight from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday.

Joy Caneba, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AirAsia Zest, said the airline will add two more international routes from Cebu this month.

"Starting December 19, we will start servicing Cebu to Kota Kinabalu and by mid-December we will fly to Incheon, South Korea,” she said in a statement.

Flight Z2 187, operated by an all-Filipino crew, left Mactan Cebu International Airport at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday and arrived ahead of schedule at Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) carrying over 100 guests.

A traditional water-dousing ceremony welcomed AirAsia Zest's return flight from Kuala Lumpur when its Airbus A320 touched down at Mactan Cebu airport at 2:50 p.m.

"The 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,”

The Cebu-KL flight is in addition to AirAsia Zest’s twice daily flights currently operating out of Manila’s NAIA Terminal 4 to Malaysia.

“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,” Caneba said.

AirAsia Zest is now 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 for one-way are available at www.airasia.com. Guests who will avail of this promo will be able to fly from June 1 to September 30, 2014.