AirAsia reconnects Kuala Lumpur - Cebu with inaugural flight

SEPANG, 24 July 2014

AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline for six consecutive years is reconnecting Kuala Lumpur to Cebu, Philippines with its inaugural flight which took-off today with a 70% flight load.

AirAsia is the only airline to operate this 3x weekly direct flight connecting Kuala Lumpur to Cebu, Philippines, marking AirAsia’s third Filipino destination with direct flights available from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial of AirAsia Berhad commented, “Part of our expansion plans include creating more connectivity throughout the region, which is something we have done successfully with 62 unique routes, and 37 new routes which were introduced in 2013. Cebu has so much to offer as a holiday destination, and we are proud to be the sole airline to connect all the travellers that go through our busiest hub, Kuala Lumpur to another point in vibrant Philippines.”

In conjunction with the inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur - Cebu, AirAsia is having a special promotion for this route with all-in-fares from as low as RM169 one way. Guests are able to book this special fare online at www.airasia.com from 21st - 27th July 2014, and travel from 28th July 2014 until 13th November 2014. This promotional fare is also available through AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone, Android devices and the Blackberry 10 as well as AirAsia’s mobile site at mobile.airasia.com.

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.

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