AirAsia launches new flights from Kalibo
AirAsia Philippines is beefing up its international flight network with new services in Macau, Kunming, and Chengdu from the Kalibo International Airport.
Captain Dexter Comendador, AirAsia Philippines chief executive said.
The Kalibo – Macau route will commence on March 2 with three flights weekly while Chengdu flights will kick off on Jan. 24 operating four times weekly. Meawhile, flights to Kunming will begin on Jan. 25 at three times weekly.
“China is an important market for leisure and tourism and we are excited to bring them back to Boracay. Direct flights will provide ease and comfort for Chinese tourists while giving local tourism industry a necessary boost after the rehabilitation works that closed the island to all tourists for six months last year,” said Capt. Dexter Comendador, CEO of AirAsia Philippines.
The AirAsia Group has multiple routes to and from China from its hubs in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
It flies to Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hangzhou from hubs in Manila, Cebu, and Kalibo.
The budget carrier operates a fleet of 21 aircraft with several flights to and from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Tacloban, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Kalibo, Caticlan and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines withi nternational flights from Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark and Kalibo to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Bali, Taipei, Kaohsiung*, Singapore, Seoul/Incheon, Pusan and Bangkok.
Air Asia Philippines is owned 40 percent by AA International and 60 percent by a group of Filipino investors including Marriane Hontiveros, Michael Romero, Antonio Cojuangco and Alfredo Yao.