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AirAsia to make Cebu major hub
« on: October 24, 2014, 12:25:53 AM »
This should make it easier and maybe less expensive for some of us to travel around.

BUDGET carrier AirAsia Zest (AirAsia) said it will make Cebu one of its biggest hubs in the country by mounting more routes.

Yesterday, the carrier launched its newest routes from Cebu to Davao and Cagayan de Oro City to boost traffic in Mindanao’s top tourism cities.

“AirAsia is committed to connecting communities in the Philippines in the region and beyond and with our newest routes between Cebu and Mindanao, we would like to provide much-needed connections and tap into underserved markets, grow it, as there is definitely great tourism and business potentials between these awesome cities,” said Joy Cañeba, chief executive officer of AirAsia Zest.

She said people from Cebu and Mindanao will now have a “smarter option” when traveling to Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

“This launching signifies that AirAsia Zest is back. We are bigger and better with fares that are affordable and flights that are safe, convenient and fun,” she said.
Flights from Cebu to Davao and Cagayan de Oro will start on Dec. 12. The airline will fly twice daily to these cities.

In line with the introduction of these new routes, AirAsia also announced they are offering promotional seats with all-in fares at P353.92 for one way. Booking period is until Nov. 2 for travel period from Dec. 12 to Oct. 24, 2015.

Aside from Cebu-Davao and Cebu-Cagayan de Oro, Cañeba also announced they are currently working out regulatory compliance for Cebu-Singapore, Cebu-Hong Kong and Cebu-Bangkok routes.

Before the end of the year, the airline will also be launching Kalibo-Davao and the Cebu-Singapore route.

“This is just the beginning of our new plans for Cebu as we are set to expand our presence here with new international direct flights and offer ‘fly-thru’ products to connect all Filipinos to the rest of AirAsia Group’s massive network covering over 88 destinations stretching across China, India and Australia,” Cañeba said.

AirAsia Zest also services flights from Cebu to Manila, Incheon/Seoul, South Korea and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is operated by AirAsia Malaysia.

The airline serves domestic destinations of Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Cebu, Tacloban and Tagbilaran with international points in Asia including China and South Korea.

The company said it sees enormous growth potential in the Philippines with a population of over 100 million people across an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, a landscape conducive to air transportation.

Asked about the airline’s preparation for the upcoming Asean economic integration, Cañeba said they are better prepared because of their strong network, being a regional player in the Asean.

Cañeba said the airline is a truly Asian airline with established operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Japan.

Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 250 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircrafts to over 160.

“This extensive network allows AirAsia Zest to access more countries without having to go through bilateral air talks and processes,” she said.

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Offline piozam13

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Re: AirAsia to make Cebu major hub
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 07:38:13 AM »
Great.  Some airlines should move to Clark and other airports.  Decongest  Manila.


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