AirAsia will be re-commencing direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cebu, Philippines with 3x weekly frequency effective 24th July 2014. Promotional seats will be available for booking online at www.airasia.com from RM0 base fare one way from Monday, 5th May onwards. The direct flight was previously operated by AirAsia Zest (flight code Z2) and will now be operated by Malaysia AirAsia (flight code AK), AirAsia is the only airline providing direct flights from Kuala Lumpur – Cebu. The 3x weekly direct flights will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, marking AirAsia’s third Filipino destination connected with direct flights from Malaysia, apart from Manila and Kalibo (gateway to Boracay Island).
Special promotional seats from RM0 base fare with applicable taxes and fees from RM80 one way are available for booking at AirAsia’s website from 5th – 11th May 2014, for the travel period from 24th July 2014 – 30th April 2015.Booking is also available on AirAsia’s mobile apps through iPhone, Android devices, Blackberry10 and the Windows Platform. Search AirAsia on the respective app stores to download and start booking, or visit AirAsia’s mobile site at mobile.airasia.com.
Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial of AirAsia Berhad commented, “As a truly low cost airline, AirAsia is committed towards our tagline, ‘Now Everyone Can Fly’ and connecting communities in the region. We have created new markets for various destinations that we serve, and Cebu will be no different as it is the gateway to many adventure activities and enables visitors to delve into the history & culture of Philippines. We are proud to continue to operate this route as part of our extensive list of exciting destinations.”
Cebu, Philippines is dubbed as the Queen City of the South and has much to offer for all types of visitors. Diving enthusiasts will find Cebu the next best destination with Malapascua Islands in the north, Mactan Island close to Cebu city off the east coast,Moalboal off the west and Sumilon in the south with wrecks, colourful corals and extensive marine life to discover.
One of the best highlights for those travelling to Cebu would be the opportunity to swim with whale sharks in Oslob, merely a 1.5hour drive from Cebu City.
Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines, and history buffs would be able to experience age-old monuments such as the Santo Nino Shrine; Magellan’s Cross, where it is was brought over by famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan who planted the cross on the spot when they arrived in Cebu in 1521. Cebu is also where the oldest established university in the Philippines, Museum University of San Carlos is located and it houses a generous collection of artifacts from the Spanish colonial times and provides an avenue into understanding the vibrant history of Cebu City.
The city also offers many adrenaline-packed activities such as viewing the city skyline from 38 floors above with the Sky Walk Extreme, where you can walk around on a translucent glass flooring on the edge of the Crown Regency Hotel & Towers with an overhead safety harness at the main outer rim of the building; Edge Coaster, the world’s very first and only amusement ride of its kind with ride around the building while strapped into a rail seat. If that’s not enough, one can also choose to zip-line between two towers with the Tower Zip, Philippines’ first and only urban zip-line!
Apart from that, Cebu is also home to many wonders of nature like Kawasan Falls – with beautiful crystal clear and cool waters for the whole family to relax in; as well as the nearby island of Bohol which will enable visitors to experience the scenic geographical landscape of Chocolate Hills, Bohol’s most famous tourist attraction.
Kuala Lumpur – Cebu Flight Schedule (re-commencing 24th July 2014) :
|Kuala Lumpur – Cebu||AK 950||1040hrs||1440hrs||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
|Cebu – Kuala Lumpur||AK 951||1505hrs||1855hrs||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
AirAsia is also having special promotional fares from Kuala Lumpur – Manila, as well as Kota Kinabalu – Manila with all-in-fares from as low as RM162 one way, with the same booking period from 5th – 11th May and guests will be able to travel immediately until 3rd August 2014.