AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, has announced its latest direct flights from Davao to Kuala Lumpur starting December 21, 2017. The new flight route will be exclusively operated by AirAsia Berhad. It is the fourth direct route from the Philippines to Malaysia after Manila, Cebu and Kalibo. (Read:Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur)
The announcement was made by AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes at the Davao Investment Conference held at SMX Convention Center in Davao. Mr. Fernandes said “Davao has a special place in my heart. It was one of the first cities we flew to when we started our Philippines operations in 2012. In fact, Clark-Davao, which we pioneered, was one of the two maiden routes when we started AirAsia Philippines five years ago. SInce then, we have worked to strengthen our network in Davao. In this year alone, we have launched new flights from Davao to Cebu, Palawan, and Boracay, and enabled fly-thru via Cebu to international destinations such as Singapore, Taipei and Seoul. (Read:Travel Guide : Perak, Malaysia)
Hey also added, “Today marks the start of teh nest phase of our commitment to Davao. We believe Davao has the potential to be the international gateway for ASEAN to the southern Philippines, beginning with this new route to Kuala Lumpur. We strongly support the development of cities outside Metro Manila, and we are confident that by increasing connectivity and accessibility to affordable air travel, AirAsia can help play a role boosting economic growth in the south. We can’t do it alone and we need airports to share in the responsibility, but together we can make His Excellency President Duterte’s vision of a more prosperous Philippines come true.”
To celebrate the new route, Mr. Fernandes also announced a promotional all-in fare of Php99 one-way. Booking period is from July 21, 2017 until July 30, 2017. Travel period is from December 21, 2017 to August 28, 2018.
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