Daily flights to/from Kuala Lumpur, the first among many new routes from AirAsia Zest hub in Cebu
AirAsia Zest, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier, today launched its first international flight from Mactan Cebu International Airport to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Flight Z2 187, operated by an all-Filipino crew, left Mactan Cebu International Airport at 6:00AM and arrived at Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at 9:50AM carrying 128 guests.
A traditional water-dousing ceremony welcomed AirAsia Zest return flight from Kuala Lumpur when its Airbus A320 touched down at Mactan Cebu airport at 2:50PM.
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“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.
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.
“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.
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 www.airasia.com. 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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About Kuala Lumpur:Founded in 1857, Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is more affectionately known is a perfect representation of the harmoniously multi-racial Malaysia. From its humble beginnings of a tin mine city, KL has progressively transformed into one of the most developed capital cities of Southeast Asia. Once you are here, it’s hard to miss KL’s world-famous landmark - the soaring Petronas Twin Towers, and the surrounding attractions that host cultural elements from Malay, Chinese and Indian, the three largest ethnics of the country.
Flight Number From To Departure Arrival Frequency Aircraft
Z2 0187 CEB KUL 06:00 09:50 Daily A320
Z2 0188 KUL CEB 10:50 14:50 Daily A320
About Kota Kinabalu:
Kota Kinabalu, or KK as it is more affectionately known, is the capital of the Sabah state in Malaysia. A delightful coastal city that is rich with history and tradition beckons local and international travellers to explore and discover its gorgeous rainforests, natural ecosystem, beautiful reefs and diverse culture. Climbing enthusiasts from across the globe flock over to its most famous landmark, Mount Kinabalu which stands majestically at 4095 metres above sea level. http://www.airasia.com/my/en/destinations/kota-kinabalu.page
Flight Number From To Departure Arrival Frequency Aircraft
Z2 191 CEB BKI 10:05 12:05 Tues,Thurs., & Sat. A320
Z2 192 BKI CEB 12:30 14:25 Tues,Thurs. & Sat. A320
About AirAsia Zest:
AirAsia Zest is a low cost carrier based in the Philippines. It serves domestic destinations of Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Davao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Iloilo, Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines with international points in Asia including China and South Korea from its hub in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila. The Filipino LCC recently expanded its domestic operations out of Cebu with new daily flights to Davao, Cagayan de Oro and four times weekly to Puerto Princesa in Palawan. International operations, meanwhile, will commence from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur daily on December 1, Manila to Macau on December 6 and Manila to Miri, Malaysia on December 7.
Philippines AirAsia (PAA) holds 49 per cent stake in AirAsia Zest after a signing an agreement with Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, prominent businessman and owner of Zest Airways Inc., in March 2013. AirAsia Zest currently operates a fleet of 13 aircraft. PAA, meawhile, is a joint venture amongst Antonio O. Cojuangco, Michael L. Romero, Marianne Hontiveros, and AirAsia Investment Ltd.
About the AirAsia Group
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with 87 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 200 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 140. The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries as well as China, India and Australia. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for five consecutive years from 2009 - 2013.
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