CEBU CITY – AirAsia Philippines relaunched its Cebu Hub, Tuesday, August 16 at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) boosting the airport’s operations with AirAsia’s additional domestic flights to Visayas and Mindanao destinations such as Davao, Cagayan De Oro, and Puerto Princesa and international flights to Seoul and Kuala Lumpur.
GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) Head of Airline Marketing and Tourism Development, Lissa Aines Librodo said, every resumption of airline operation, every reinstatement of routes, and every passenger arriving in Cebu is a celebration.
“The resumption of Philippines AirAsia Cebu hub is a big celebration, and we will continue to hold hands with Philippines AirAsia, together with the local government of Cebu, the Department of Tourism, and all tourism and travel stakeholders, to push for the recovery of tourism in Cebu,” Librodo said.
Today, AirAsia flies 4x daily from Manila to Cebu and 3x weekly from Caticlan (Boracay) to Cebu. Ricky Isla, Chief Executive Officer of Philippines AirAsia said that the reopening of the Cebu Hub signifies AirAsia’s commitment to improve connectivity and provide the best options among guests not only for flights but also with its partner hotels, tour providers and merchants.
Starting August 16, AirAsia will operate 4x weekly flights to Cagayan De Oro and Davao, while Puerto Princesa to start on September 2 while international flights will also operate starting August 16 with 3x weekly flights to Incheon, and Kuala Lumpur with 3x weekly flights starting September 21.
Strategically situated at the center of the archipelago, MCIA is the second largest and busiest gateway to the different tourism destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao. Cebu is an important location that now connects to 23 domestic destinations with 502 flights weekly and 11 international destinations with 60 weekly flights.