|AirAsia In Caticlan|
The hype continues to build up for AirAsia as the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier today began servicing new routes from and to Cebu, Davao, Clark, Palawan and Caticlan/Boracay.
The first AirAsia flight from Davao to Cebu took off from Francisco Bangoy International Airport at 10:40AM with Philippines AirAsia Director of Flight Operations Captain Gomer Monreal as operating pilot assisted by Captain Bernardino Perez and flight officer Leonardo Orendain.
“From highlands to islands, AirAsia is officially welcoming summer with new and increased connectivity from Davao and Cebu to Boracay and Palawan and onto to the northern part of the Philippines via Clark Airport in Pampanga,” Captain Monreal said at the send-off ceremonies held at Davao airport grounds.
Officials and guests from Department of Tourism in Davao City, CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) and local hotel and tourism partners joined the send-off celebration.
Aside from twice daily flights between Davao and Cebu, AirAsia also formally opened daily flights from Davao to Boracay; to Palawan at 3x weekly and to Clark at 4x weekly using Airbus A320s or jets which can accommodate up to 180 guests per flight. AirAsia also maintains 3x daily flights between Manila and Davao.