AirAsia has confirmed plans to launch flights to
Zamboanga from both Cebu and Clark in Philippines.
Located at the southernmost tip of the Zamboanga
Peninsula in Mindanao, Zamboanga city was once a Spanish
settlement and Hispanic influences can still be seen in buildings
Also known as the sardine capital of Philippines,
Zamboanga city supplies around 90% of the country’s canned
sardines, an industry worth approximately US$16 million in annual
export earnings to the city.
AirAsia Philippines CEO, Ricky Isla, said, “We are
pleased to announce our new domestic destination, Zamboanga. Our
newest route cements AirAsia’s connections amongst the country’s
major islands: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The launching of the
new route is in support of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo
Puyat’s push for a livelier tourism within the Philippines and her
department’s campaign, ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines.’”
Flight Z2 461 is scheduled to depart from Clark at
13:40 and arrive in Zamboanga at 15:25. From Zamboanga, flight Z2
462 is timed to leave at 15:55 and arrive in Clark at 17:40.
AirAsia will operate these flights four times per week.
From Cebu, flight Z2 591 will depart at 07:45 and
land in Zamboanga at 08:50. Flight Z2 592 is timed to depart at
09:20 and land back in Cebu at 10:30. Flight Z2 593 will leave
Cebu at 11:05 and arrive in Zamboanga at 12:10. The return leg
from Zamboanga, Z2 594, is timed to depart at 12:40 and arrive in
Cebu at 13:50.
Flights are scheduled to commence on 29 March