AirAsia launches daily Davao-Cebu-Davao flights
DAVAO CITY – AirAsia Philippines on Saturday began servicing its Davao-Cebu-Davao route.
The first AirAsia flight to Cebu took off from the Davao International Airport here around 10:40 with Capt. Gomer Monreal, Philippines AirAsia director of flight operations, as pilot. Monreal was assisted by Capt. Bernardino Perez and flight officer Leonardo Orendain.
The Davao-Cebu route has two flights scheduled daily.
“From highlands to islands, AirAsia is officially welcoming summer with new and increased connectivity from Davao and Cebu to Boracay and Palawan and onto the northern part of the Philippines via Clark Airport in Pampanga,” Monreal said.
AirAsia will also have daily flights from Davao to Boracay; three flights a week from Davao to Palawan; and four flights a week from Davao to Clark using Airbus A320s, which can accommodate up to 180 guests.
Mayor Sara Duterte congratulated AirAsia for opening additional direct flights from Davao City to four other cities in the country. Duterte’s speech, which was read by Councilor April Dayap, said the event “is a cause for joyous celebration, because opening these routes to Cebu, Caticlan, Clark and Puerto Princesa affirms that Davao is indeed one of the prime business and tourism destinations in the country.”
“We hope that this inaugural flight will open the skies to more possibilities and opportunities for all. We look forward to more flights between Davao and other major destinations in the country and abroad,” Duterte said.
Aside from the new four routes from Davao, AirAsia also fly to Manila and Davao three times daily.
To celebrate the launch of its new domestic flights, AirAsia has offered promo fares from as low as P788, all-in. Bookings start Saturday until April 30, 2017 and the travel dates are between September 5, 2017 to February 8, 2018.
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