Zest Air launches Manila to Cagayan de Oro route and charters to Taipei and Chengdu
Zest Air, the airline from the Philippines analysed in anna.aero this week, launched three new routes in the last week – one scheduled domestic service and two international charter services. As of 8 July, the airline flies between the country capital Manila (MNL) and Cagayan de Oro (CGY) on the northern coast of the island of Mindanao in the south of the island nation. The 12 weekly flights compete with Cebu Pacific’s 40, Philippine Airlines’ 28 and Airphil Express’ 14 flights a week. The international charter services are characterised by unusual scheduling. On 6 July, the airline connected Kalibo (KLO) in the central part of the country with Taipei (TPE) in Taiwan and on 10 July, flights launched to Chengdu (CTU) in Mainland China. The two routes are operated every five days.