Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte officiated the new AirAsia direct flight route from Davao to Kuala Lumpur last February 1, 2018.
This was held at the Jade Rooms of Marco Polo Hotel Davao attended by government officials, special guests, media, and digital influencers.
The said AirAsia route already operates four times weekly flights between Davao and Kuala Lumpur. This particular flight route started last December 21, 2017. I still have a RT voucher for this particular flight route last year. Time to schedule that trip with the other ladies.
A press conference was also held last Thursday to officiate this new route. It was attended by Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte – Carpio; Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Eden Josephine Larano – David; AirAsia Deputy Group CEO Digital, Transformation, Corporate Services Ms. Aireen Omar; and AirAsia Berhad CEO Mr. Riad Asmat.
Ms. Aireen Omar of AirAsia said that, “AirAsia is excited about our first international route to Davao. We do not only connect Davao to Malaysia, but we also bring Davao closer to our extensive network of destinations in ASEAN, Northeast Asia, South Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and the US”.
”We are committed to growing tourism beyond the most famous tourism hotspots. We look forward to work closely with the Davao City Mayor, airport authorities and government bodies to put Davao on the map of must-visit destinations in Asean,” she added.
The event ended with a six course dinner prepared by the Marco Polo Davao culinary team headed by Chef Alex.
Now to celebrate this new route’s launch, AirAsia is offering all-in-fares from PHP1,599.00(*) one-way which are available for booking online at their website www.airasia.com from February 1 until February 18, 2018 with travel period between February 1 until July 31, 2018. The promotional fares are also available on AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, as well as mobile site at mobile.airasia.com.
The new route signifies the third direct route from Malaysia to the Philippines after Manila and Cebu. AirAsia has already been connecting people through flights to other cities in the Philippines including Clark, Manila, Caticlan, Kalibo, Tacloban, Palawan, Cebu and Tagbilaran.
(*) Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.