Cebu celebrated the inaugural flight of Philippines AirAsia’s new service to Macau on 8 February. Among those gathered to greet the first departure were Ravishankar Saravu, Chief Commercial Adviser, Cebu Airport (second left), Dexter Comendador, CEO, Philippines AirAsia (third right) and VIPs from the Chinese consulate. An impressive two-tiered route launch cake was also baked to mark the occasion.
- Philippines AirAsia introduced a new service between Cebu (CEB), the host airport of Routes Asia 2019, and Macau (MFM) on 8 February. The LCC will operate the 1,717-kilometre connection daily using its fleet of A320s. It faces direct competition from Cebu Pacific Air, which already serves this airport pair with four weekly flights. Cebu becomes Philippines AirAsia’s second link to Macau after Manila. The airline is scheduled to begin a third route to Macau on 2 March with the launch of services from Kalibo.