AIRASIA Philippines will start direct flights between Cebu City and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia starting March 27 this year as part of its bid to build connectivity outside Metro Manila.
“Part of our commitment is to build connectivity outside Metro Manila. We picked Cebu because it’s bustling with activities and the traffic from Southern Philippines is growing rapidly,” AirAsia Philippines’ chief executive officer Joy Cañeba said.
The carrier will mount four flights between Cebu and Kota Kinabalu weekly, or every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
“We’re thrilled to reopen the Cebu-Kota Kinabalu route to provide the much needed connectivity at affordable fares for Cebuanos and overseas Filipino workers,” she added.
As one of the most highly developed cities in the Philippines, Cebu City, dubbed the “Queen City of the South,” is also a hub for education, trade and commerce, business process outsourcing and shipping.
Local and foreign tourists continue to flock to Cebu for its various attractions such as heritage walk, food and music festivals, fiestas and its unforgettable nightlife.
“Cebu and Kota Kinabalu are wonderful places for adventure and outdoor sports.
Every visitor would be delighted to know that Cebu has one of the most accessible beaches, resorts, entertainment, shopping and food districts,” Cañeba said.
AirAsia also flies to Kota Kinabalu from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The carrier said that promotional seats from as low as P699, one-way, are available for booking from now until February 8, 2015 at www.airasia.com, with a travel period of from March 27, 2015 to March 26, 2016. Rosalie C. Periabras