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Mactan-Cebu Airport welcomes two new AirAsia international routes

GMR-MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corp., (GMCAC), the private company managing the Terminal operations and other related areas of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, welcomes the announcement by budget carrier Philippines’ Air Asia to open two new international routes this month in a move to boost its Cebu hub.

AirAsia will open a thrice weekly (Wed, Fri, and Sun) Cebu-Taipei route and a four times weekly (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun) Cebu-Singapore route beginning November 25, 2016.

AirAsia will depart from Cebu at 6:10AM, arriving Taipei at 9:00am. The return flight departs Taipei on the same day at 10:10 am and arrives in Cebu at 1:00PM. These flights will utilize an A320 aircraft with 180 all-economy class seats.

Other commercial carriers operating the Cebu-Taipei route are Cebu Pacific and Eva Air. The demand for new routes from Cebu gathers pace as GMCAC is bent on developing MCIA into a world-class airport.

Meanwhile, AirAsia’s Flight Z2 7236 departs Cebu at 16:55 and arrives Singapore at 20:30. The return flight, Z2 7237 departs Singapore at 21:10 and arrives Cebu the following day at 00:55.

Air Asia joins Silk Air, Cebu Pacific, and Tiger Airways in serving the Cebu to Singapore destination bringing the total number of flights from MCIA to Singapore to 27.

The new routes mark AirAsia’s fourth international destination from MCIA following their daily flight from Cebu to Incheon, and four times weekly flight from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur.

“Linking MCIA to more international destinations is a significant achievement for Cebu. It will drive inbound tourism, drive foreign investment, and open up new markets that will boost trade.” said GMCAC President, Louis Ferrer. “We shall further increase Cebu’s connectivity to more parts of the globe in the next 2 years. The opening of Terminal 2 will establish MCIA as one of the world’s leading airport and position Cebu as a top destination” added Ferrer.

“Adding more international routes from MCIA gives Cebuanosand Filipinos traveling from the Visayas and Mindanao with more choices. Apart from tourists, a significant number of overseas Filipino workers will also benefit with the additional flights as this means more selection according to their airline of choice” added GMCAC Chief Commercial Adviser, Ravishankar Saravu.

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport is currently serving a total of 13 international destinations from its 19 partner airline carriers. /PR

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