AirAsia to fly to Davao, Philippines in December

AirAsia has unveiled plans to launch flights to Davao, Philippines with a four times weekly direct service from Kuala Lumpur commencing on December 21. Operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK), the new route will become the fourth direct route from Malaysia to the Philippines after Manila, Cebu and Kalibo. AirAsia also connects guests to other cities in the Philippines including Clark, Manila, Caticlan, Kalibo, Tacloban, Palawan, Cebu and Tagbilaran. The route was announced earlier today in conjunction with the Davao Investment Conference 2017. The event was attended by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, and AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said: We see Davao City as a major point of growth in the international market, especially with agriculture being the city’s largest industry. Our aim for the city is also to grow it to become a hub for financial, tourism, service and education in Mindanao. The introduction of the direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Davao could not be more timely and is a key step in this direction to empower local players across various economic activities. AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, who was one of the speakers at the conference said, Davao has a special place in my heart. It was one of the first cities we flew to when we started our Philippines operations in 2012. In fact, Clark-Davao, which we pioneered, was one of the two maiden routes when we started AirAsia Philippines five years ago. Since then, we have worked to strengthen our network in Davao. In this year alone, we have launched new flights from Davao to Cebu, Palawan and Boracay, and enabled Fly-Thru via Cebu to international destinations such as Singapore, Taipei and Seoul

Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar