AirAsia Philippines Now Flies from Cebu and Davao

It's early 2013 when AirAsia decided to cut its Cebu operations and focus on their Manila operations. But just a few weeks ago, AirAsia announced that it's flying from Cebu once again. AirAsia Philippines, a subsidiary of the Malaysia -based low-cost airline AirAsia Berdad will fly from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to the following destinations starting April 22, 2017:
  • Davao
  • Palawan
  • Boracay/Caticlan
In addition to that, AirAsia Philippines will now fly from Davao City to the following destinations, also starting this April 22.
  • Clark
  • Cebu
  • Palawan
  • Boracay/Caticlan

Why is this very good?

In recent years as airline companies in the country consolidated, the market is left with only two major companies, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. I personally felt that the lack of competition is driving the fares up. Now that AirAsia is expanding its network, low-cost flyers have another option to fly from Cebu and Davao. This increased competition, I hope, will drive the quality of service up and the fares down.

AirAsia is giving promo fares for these new destinations. Please check airasia website for more details.

Kaputian Beach resort is a public beach in the island city of Samal, Davao. Accessible via Davao City airport.