AirAsia, one of the world leading low-cost airlines, continues to expand its connectivity in the region with the announcement of its latest route, with direct flights connecting Kuala Lumpur to Kalibo, Philippines which will commence operations on April 18.
In a statement, Aireen Omar, chief executive officer of AirAsia Berhad, said that “We are committed towards connecting communities from this region, and we have an abundance of world class island & beach destinations, and we are proud to add Kalibo, which is the gateway to the magnificent Boracay Island in the Philippines to our extensive list of exciting destinations.”
Kalibo is the gateway to the beach paradise island of Boracay in the Philippines, and this new four times weekly route will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This marks AirAsia’s third Philippine destination with direct flights available via AirAsia Zest from Kuala Lumpur, Miri and Kota Kinabalu, all in Malaysia.
“AirAsia has the widest network coverage throughout Asean [Association of Southeast Asian Nations], and the Philippines is an emerging market for low cost carriers and we are proud to be a part of it, especially with the presence of our affiliate—AirAsia Zest in the Philippines connecting communities domestically with our low fares,” Omar said.
Kalibo is the capital of Aklan province and is known as the main getaway to the endless white sandy beaches of Boracay Island and other surrounding islands and beaches, which are the perfect getaway for city dwellers who seek a relaxing vacation, or to enjoy activities such as diving and snorkeling.
Kalibo is also home to the Philippines’ well-known hand-woven Pina cloth made from pineapple fiber and the annual Ati-Atihan festival that is celebrated every third week of January.