AirAsia has launched its first two routes linking the Philippines with Taiwan.
The low-cost carrier’s Philippine subsidiary started flying direct from Manila to Taipei on 21 November, and then on 25 November it commenced flights between Cebu and Taipei.
“We are aiming to go further across Asia by strengthening AirAsia’s presence in Taiwan. Today heralds… brighter and much closer ties between two countries to improve trade and tourism,” said Philippines AirAsia’s CEO, Dexter Comendador. He added that the new services would cater to “travellers, overseas Filipino workers and Taiwanese tourists”.
The new Manila-Taipei route will operate daily with late night flights, while the Cebu-Taipei service will run three times a week (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) with early morning departures from the Philippines.
The AirAsia Group also operates direct flight to Taipei from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.