DAVAO CITY – AirAsia Philippines on Saturday started servicing its Davao-Cebu-Davao route.

The first AirAsia flight to Cebu took off from the Davao International Airport right here round 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 stated.

AirAsia will even have daily flights from Davao to Boracay; three flights every week from Davao to Palawan; and 4 flights every week from Davao to Clark utilizing Airbus A320s, which may accommodate as much as 180 company.

Mayor Sara Duterte congratulated AirAsia for opening extra direct flights from Davao City to 4 different cities within the nation. Duterte’s speech, which was learn by Councilor April Dayap, stated the occasion “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 stated.

Aside from the brand new 4 routes from Davao, AirAsia additionally fly to Manila and Davao 3 times daily.

To have fun the launch of its new home flights, AirAsia has supplied promo fares from as little as P788, all-in. Bookings begin Saturday till April 30, 2017 and the journey dates are between September 5, 2017 to February eight, 2018.

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