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AirAsia Zest increases Manila-Incheon to 2X daily, adds new direct flights from Kalibo (Boracay) starting 15th April

AirAsia Zest, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for five consecutive years, will increase frequency for Manila – Incheon route to twice daily in response to the growth in traffic between Philippines and South Korea.

AirAsia Boracay to Taipei Flights
AirAsia Boracay to Taipei Flights

Starting 1st May 2014, AirAsia Zest’s Manila-Incheon services will increase from once to twice daily while new direct flights between Kalibo (Boracay) and Taipei will operate daily beginning 15th April 2014.

Joy Caneba, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AirAsia Zest said, “Our new daily double services between Manila and Incheon open up new affordable access between countries especially this summer when more and more Koreans are looking forward to bask in the Philippine sun while Filipinos are equally excited about the pleasant weather in Seoul and its modern skyscrapers, majestic palace, shopping districts and historical attractions.”

In conjunction with the announcement, AirAsia Zest will be giving away promo seats for Manila – Incheon from as low as Php599 base fare only which are available for booking online at from 12.00PM tomorrow, 19th March until 30th March 2014.  Travel period for this promo is from 1st May to 30th June 2014.

Promo fares for Kalibo (Boracay) to Taipei, meanwhile, are available starting today until 30th March 2014 from as low as Php888 base fare only and the travel period would be from 15th April to 30th June 2014.

“AirAsia Zest’s newest routes seek to better serve our overseas Filipinos while helping drive tourist traffic by providing more low-cost options for travel.” Caneba said.

Apart from the website, promo seats can also be booked via AirAsia’s mobile apps which are available on iPhone, Android devices, the Blackberry Z10 and now on the Windows Phone platform as well. Simply search AirAsia on the respective app stores to download and start booking!

For more updates on AirAsia Zest’s latest innovations, as well as promotions, activities and contests, connect with us via Twitter ( or Facebook (

Flight Schedule

RouteFlight NoETDETAFrequency
Manila (MNL) – Seoul (ICN)Z28840225hrs0725hrsDaily
Seoul (ICN) – Manila (MNL)Z28850825hrs1140hrsDaily
Manila (MNL) – Seoul (ICN)Z20841455hrs1955hrsDaily (New, starting May 1, 2014)
Incheon (ICN) – Manila (MNL)Z20852055hrs0010hrsDaily (New, starting May 1, 2014)


RouteFlight NoETDETAFrequency
Kalibo (KLO) – Taipei (TPE)Z2 20762205hrs0030hrsDaily (New, starting April 15, 2014)
Taipei (TPE) – Kalibo (KLO)Z2 20750055hrs0325hrsDaily (New, starting April 15, 2014)

About AirAsia Zest:

AirAsia Zest is a low cost carrier based in the Philippines that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for five consecutive years. It serves domestic destinations of Kalibo (9x daily effective 1st May), Puerto Princesa (3x daily effective 1st May), Cebu, Davao, Tacloban (now flying 2x daily) and Tagbilaran (3x daily effective 1st May) in the Philippines with international points in Asia including China and South Korea from its hub in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila.

Philippines AirAsia holds 49 per cent stake in AirAsia Zest after a signing an agreement with Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, prominent businessman and owner of Zest Airways Inc., in March 2013. AirAsia Zest currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft.

Attractions in South Korea – Seoul

Seoul is a backdrop to many South Korean TV dramas, music videos, memorable K-pop albums and over 10 million metropolitans proves that they only need to be themselves to be successful! With Gangnam, kimchi and BB creams used daily in our lives – it’s about time to visit this iconic heart of Korea.  Among Seoul’s famous attractions are: Gyeongbokgung Palace has appeared in a number of TV shows, perfect for re-enacting your favourite drama scenes; Gangnam district offers the glitz of modern skyscrapers, neon billboards as well as the incredible variety of fine dining; Lotte World is the place of dreams for both kids and adults as the world’s largest indoor amusement park houses Gyro Swing, ice-skating rinks, monorails, folk museums and the Atlantis Adventure and Yongsan is famous for electronics market. Have no doubt that the latest models and best prices can be found here.

Attractions in Taiwan – Taipei

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a marvel in its own right. The hub of economy, finance, tourism and even fashion, life is ever-changing and ever-quickening in Taipei. The booming metropolitan embraces modernity like two peas in a pod, yet fiercely preserving its traditional values passed down through generations. The skyline is built to impress, but as you venture through the exciting city, you will find little delights in its splendid natural beauty or in the locals’ charmingly warm hospitality.

Among Taipei’s attractions are: Taipei 101 is the icon of Taipei, and the prominent centre of the city, the skyscraper is the tallest green building in the world. The post-modernistic structure boasts 101 floors of shopping, conference centres, offices, restaurants and both outdoor and indoor observatories. Head to the top for a stunning and unobstructed view of Taipei City; The most famous night market in Taipei is the Shilin Night Market. Food hunters crowd over for its many food vendors and small eateries especially amongst the 539 stalls in the food court. After dinner, the many attractions such as movie theatres, video arcades, shops and karaoke stores will have you staying till the wee closing hours and Wufenpu Shopaholics will be happily satiated in Taipei’s main wholesale garment market, offering the latest fashion and trends at enormous bargain prices. The shops open from morning till midnight every single day, and haggling is a gift that will be a blessing in disguise that will take you far when you’re roaming the streets of Wufenpu. For more information, please visit:

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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