Cebu welcomes AirAsia Zest’s first international flight! Starting today, AirAsia Zest is expected to cater to travellers who plan to visit Kuala Lumpur via Cebu City. Daily flights to/from Kuala Lumpur will bring Malaysia closer to the Philippines via its AirAsia Zest hub in Cebu.
Today, AirAsia Zest, the Filipino Low-Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted as the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier, launched its first international flight from Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Operated by an all-Filipino crew, Flight Z2 187 left Mactan Airport at 6:00am and arrived ahead of schedule at Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) carrying over 100 passengers.
On the other hand, a traditional water-dousing ceremony welcomed AirAsia Zest return flight from Kuala Lumpur when its Airbus A320 touched down at the MCIA airport at 2:50pm on the same day.
“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 said.
“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 added.
In celebration of these new routes being offered by AirAsia Zest to its patrons, the company is selling hot seats with a base fare of only P8 for all domestic and select international flights from its 2 hubs – Cebu and Manila. Promo seats from as low as P545 one way are available for booking now at www.airasia.com. Those who will take advantage of this promo can choose 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.