PRESS RELEASE | AirAsia is officially back in Mindanao

AirAsia Philippines (AAP) and Zest Air signed a strategic 
alliance in March 2013 allowing AAP to invest in the Zest Air Group by acquiring 49% of Zest Air, an investment which aligns with AirAsia Group’s business strategy. 

AirAsia is the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with 88 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 250 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 160. The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and extending to as far as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries as well as China and Australia covering over 88 destinations!

AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014.

AirAsia sees enormous growth potential in the Philippines with AirAsia Zest and AirAsia Philippines as their partner, especially with a population of over 100 million people across an archipelago of just over 7,000 islands, a landscape conducive to air transportation. 

In September 2013, Zest Air was rebrandend to AirAsia Zest. The airline also introduced a new corporate look wherein the Zest name has been incorporated into the iconic red hot circle, which is the signature logo of AirAsia to reflect the partnership. 

AirAsia Zest serves domestic destinations of Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Tacloban*and Tagbilaran (Bohol) in the Philippines with international points in Asia including China, South Korea and Malaysia from its hub in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila, Kalibo International Airport and Mactan Cebu International Airport. {*temporarily suspended due to ongoing runway repairs at Tacloban airport, to re-open on December 3}
AirAsia Zest believes in providing convenient service to make traveling easier and more affordable for its guests. Guests can make bookings through a combination of the following:
  • Internet Booking via
  • Mobile Phone Booking via AA apps*
  • Authorized Travel Agents
  • Cash Payment Partners (7 Eleven, Robinsons Department Store, Bayad Center, Cebuana Lhullier and more!)
  • Travel Service Centers located in SM MOA and SM North Edsa 
AirAsia as a brand – always poised itself as an innovative brand – focusing and investing on products/technology and services to enhance its consumers flying/travel experience but at the same time, always ensuring that costs are kept low, so guest continuously enjoy low fares. 

Find out more about AirAsia Zest’s latest promo and announcements via Facebook (facebook/airasiaphilippines) and Twitter (

AirAsia Zest flies 3x weekly between Manila-Kota Kinabalu and has the most number of flights between Philippines and Malaysia with direct flights from Clark, Cebu*, Kalibo (Boracay)* to Kuala Lumpur. * operated by AirAsia Malaysia 

As part of its continuous effort to make air travel more affordable, convenient and accessible to all, AirAsia Zest also started offering ‘Fly-Thru’ service from Manila and Clark to Australia, India, Jeddah and to popular tourists destinations in Asean countries like Phuket, Bali, Krabi, Yangon, and many more. Fly Thru offers guests the convenience to seamlessly connect on multiple flight legs, (on certain flights) without needing to pass through immigration, collect bags, re check-in between flights or have a transit visa. Bags will also be automatically checked through to the final destination.  

Cebu Routes

AirAsia serves the following routes to/from Mactan Cebu International Airport:
  •  Manila
  •  Cagayan de Oro (new! Starting December 12, 2014)
  •  Davao (new! Starting December 12, 2014)
  •  Incheon/Seoul, South Korea
  •  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia* operated by AirAsia Malaysia

Piso fare promo is ongoing for new Cebu-Davao and Cebu-Cagayan de Oro flights starting today please visit
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