Philippines AirAsia begins W18/19 with a hat-trick of domestic links

Philippines AirAsia, Cebu

Philippines AirAsia launched three new domestic routes from Cagayan de Oro on 28 October, returning to the airport for the first time after a gap of more than three years. Cebu was one of the destinations to welcome an inaugural flight last Sunday. This short 195-kilometre connection will be served daily and faces direct competition from Philippine Airlines, Cebgo and Cebu Pacific Air.

  • Philippines AirAsia returned to Cagayan de Oro (CGY) on 28 October, when it launched three new domestic connections to Cebu (CEB), Clark (CRK) and Manila (MNL). The LCC last served Cagayan de Oro in August 2015. All three links will be operated by the carrier’s A320 fleet and each one will face direct competition from incumbent carriers. The short 195-kilometre hop to Cebu will be flown daily, and is already served by Philippine Airlines (21 weekly flights), Cebgo (14) and Cebu Pacific Air (7). The 845-kilometre Clark connection will operate four times weekly and is already served by Philippine Airlines with 10 weekly services. Philippines AirAsia will serve the 753-kilometre Manila route twice daily. Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines already provide 56 and 30 weekly flights on this airport pair respectively. On 30 October, the LCC will add another node to its Cagayan de Oro network when it introduces flights to Ilo Ilo. 

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