AirAsia launches direct flights to Taipei, Singapore from Cebu

TRAVELERS from Cebu, Philippines can now easily visit neighboring countries after the AirAsia launched on Friday its direct flights from Mactan airport to Taipei, Taiwan and Singapore.

Last Friday, AirAsia made its first direct flight from the Mactan Cebu International Airport to Taipei at 6:10 a.m. and to Singapore at 4:55 p.m.

Philippines AirAsia’s Director for Flight Operations Captain Monreal Gomer, during the send-off ceremonies held at the airport, said: “AirAsia’s twin launches today herald a brighter, bigger and better opportunities for travel, business and tourism. It also means more job opportunities, more income for families, more food on the table and more economic activities.”

“As a Filipino low cost carrier and member of the AirAsia Group which is the leading and largest low cost carrier in Asia, we feel strongly about supporting the growth and development of cities outside Metro Manila by connecting Cebu to international destinations like Singapore, Taipei, Korea, Malaysia and onto AirAsia’s over 120 destinations across Asean, Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa via fly-thru service,” Gomer added.

AirAsia’s Cebu-Singapore flights operate four times weekly while Cebu-Taipei is scheduled three times weekly.

Executives from the MCIA, Department of Tourism, Singapore Tourism Board and AirAsia led the arrival and send-off ceremonies on Friday.

“We are a company that values a strong, innovative service culture. We are recognized worldwide as The World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for eight consecutive years by Skytrax. The Skytrax World Airline Awards is the global benchmark of airline excellence and one of the most prestigious accolades for the airline industry,” Gomer said.

Aside from the new routes, the world’s best low-cost airline is also servicing direct flights from Cebu to Incheon, Seoul in South Korea and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.(PR)
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