Brandnew AirbusA320 Sharklet flies to CDO
Promo fares now up for grabs from as low as P690!
CAGAYAN DE ORO, 28 October 2018 – AirAsia is now flying to Cagayan De Oro. The World’s Best Low Cost Airline today flew its maiden flights from Laguindingan International Airport, the main airport that serves the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, as well as the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao, Philippines, to Manila, Cebu and Clark.
AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “AirAsia’s multiple flights today herald a bigger, brighter and better opportunities for travel, business and tourism in Mindanao. We are here to make air travel more affordable, convenient and reliable, and we are incredibly excited to paint Mindanao skies red.”
To mark AirAsia’s first flight in Cagayan de Oro and to celebrate its expansion in Mindanao, the airline launched its newest flights using its brand new Airbus A320 fitted with wing-tip devices or sharklets that enable savings of 4% in fuel consumption or corresponding to an annual carbon reduction of around 1,000 tons per aircraft. The “sharklets” helps reduce fuel burn and emissions by improving the plane’s aerodynamics.
AirAsia has a current fleet of 21 Airbus A320s from only two aircraft in 2012 when the airline began its commercial operation in Clark, Pampanga.
AirAsia flight Z2 691 piloted by the airline’s flying CEO Captain Dexter Comendador left Manila’s NAIA Terminal 4 airport at 8:00AM with 100% pax load and received the traditional water cannon salute upon arrival at 9:30AM in Laguindingan International Airport.
Distinguished guests led by Misamis Oriental Board Member Nancy Madjos representing Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano, Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Ian Nacaya representing the office of the mayor, Department of Tourism Regional Director Marie Elaine Unchuan and airport officer Wilfredo Encinas graced the welcome ceremonies held at the airport’s arrival hall.
“We are a member of the AirAsia Group the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, servicing the most extensive network of over 135 destinations across all Asean countries, Asia, India, Australia, China, Middle East and Hawaii in US. Our commitment is to connect the Philippines especially the underserved cities outside Metro Manila to AirAsia’s massive network via direct or seamless fly-thru service in our main hub in Kuala Lumpur which can now be accessed from Cagayan de Oro to Cebu or Manila,” Comendador said.
AirAsia is also commencing flights from Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo on 30 October 2018 with flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday or three times weekly. AirAsia’s Cagayan de Oro – Manila route operates twice daily, Cagayan de Oro – Cebu route with flights daily while Cagayan de Oro – Clark at four times weekly.
Promo fares from Cagayan De Oro to AirAsia newest routes are also on sale from as low as P690 for BIG Loyalty Members and P757 for non-members now available for booking today until 11 November 2018 at airasia.com for travel period starting 29 October 2018 to 30 March 2019.
AirAsia Flight Schedule for Cagayan de Oro:
AirAsia offers several domestic and international flights from the airline’s hub in Manila, Cebu and Clark. Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotion and activities via twitter (@AirAsiaFilipino), Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPH) and on Instagram (@AirAsiaFilipino).
About AirAsia Philippines:
AirAsia Philippines (AAP) is a wholly owned subsidiary of AirAsia Philippines Inc, a joint venture between Filipino investors Antonio O. Cojuangco, former Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, Michael L. Romero, Marianne B. Hontiveros, and Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Berhad. The airline started its commercial operations in 2012 in Clark, Pampanga and has since expanded to include hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark and Kalibo.
AirAsia currently operates a fleet of 21 aircraft with several flights to and from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Tacloban, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Kalibo, Caticlan and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines with international flights from Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark and Kalibo to Kuala Lumpur,
Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Bali, Taipei, Kaohsiung*, Singapore, Seoul/Incheon, Pusan and Bangkok. *Manila – Kaohsiung will commence on October 30, 2018
About AirAsia Group:
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia by passengers, services an extensive network of over 130 destinations. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 500 million guests and has grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the Middle East. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards ten times in a row from 2009 to 2018. AirAsia was also awarded World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 World Travel Awards, where it also beat a field of full-service carriers to become the first ever low-cost carrier to win World’s Leading Inflight Service.
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