Friday, December 20, 2013

AirAsia Group marks 10th international route into Sabah with new Cebu flight

KUCHING: AirAsia Group marks its 10th international route into ‘Nature Resort City’ of Sabah with the arrival of AirAsia Zest’s inaugural flight into Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal 2 from Cebu, Philippines.

AirAsia Bhd (AirAsia) chief executive officer (CEO) Aireen Omar said, “This is another marvelous achievement and a great development for East Malaysia, following the recent celebration of the inaugural flight from Manila to Miri on December 7, the first ever route operated by any airline in the region.

“We are proud with AirAsia Zest – our sister airline – for narrowing the gap between Malaysia and the Philippines, enhancing bilateral ties between the two nations and establishing a closer relationship between both communities.”

Maan Hontiveros, CEO of Philippines’ AirAsia said, “With our new Cebu to Kota Kinabalu flights, air transport connectivity between the Queen City of the South (Philippines) and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and other parts of the region where many Filipinos are experiencing poor connectivity and high fares will greatly improve.”