CEBU skies are painted red with the twin launch of AirAsia flights to Taipei and Singapore from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). AirAsia Flight Z2 7124 to Taipei departed at 6:10 a.m. while flight Z2 7236 to Singapore left Cebu at 4:55 p.m. Both flights last Nov. 25 were given a water salute upon departure.
Philippines AirAsia’s director for flight operations Captain Monreal Gomer said at the send-off ceremonies held at the airport: “AirAsia’s twin launches today herald 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 said.
AirAsia’s Cebu-Singapore flights operate four times weekly while Cebu-Taipei is scheduled three times weekly. Aside from these new routes, the world’s best low-cost airline is also servicing direct flights to Incheon/Seoul in Korea and Kuala Lumpur.
All guests on board AirAsia’s maiden flights to Taipei and Singapore received an early Christmas gift wrapped in iconic red paper from AirAsia flight crew as soon as they boarded their flights. Sinulog dancers also welcomed arriving and departing guests with send-off ceremonies led by executives from MCIA, the Department of Tourism, Singapore Tourism Board and AirAsia. (PR)