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Zest Air now flies to Kota Kinabalu from Manila

Last weekend, Zest Air invited Pinoy Bloggers together with Pinoy Music Icon Jim Paredes and his wife in their inaugural flight to Kota Kinabalu. Currently operating 11 aircraft, Zest Air is now flying to eight (8) domestic and six (6) international destinations from its hubs in Manila, Kalibo and Cebu.

Manila to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah Malaysia
Zest Air Inaugural Flight to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah Malaysia

It was my second time to visit Kota Kinabalu and I was glad I had a chance to visit popular tourist spots in the city this time. It was in in 2006 when I first visited Kota Kinabalu for an overnight foodie event.

Bloggers at NAIA Terminal 4
Bloggers at NAIA Terminal 4

Zest Air Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Bacolod new flight schedule are as follows :






Z2850ManilaKuala Lumpur 6:45 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Z2851Kuala LumpurManila10:55 a.m. 2:35 p.m.
Z2501*ManilaKota Kinabalu 9:35 a.m.11:35 a.m.
Z2502*Kota KinabaluManila12:00 n.n. 2:00 p.m.
Z2330ManilaBacolod12:00 n.n. 1:05 p.m.
Z2331BacolodManila 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

All flights are daily except for Manila – Kota Kinabalu – Manila which is every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

Zest Air Flight Attendants
Zest Air Flight Attendants

Upon entering the aircraft, I noticed that the flight attendants of Zest Air are now wearing the beautiful red uniform of Air Asia flight attendants, now thats impressive!

Winner of One Free Flight via Zest Air
Winner of One Free Flight via Zest Air

Onboard, Zest Air also awarded a prize to the first customer who booked the flight from Manila to Kota Kinabalu! The price was awarded by the Pinoy Music Icon Mr Jim Paredes.

Pinoy Bloggers in Kota Kinabalu
Pinoy Bloggers with Jim and Lydia Paredes in Kota Kinabalu (Photo courtesy of Jim Paredes)

Good News : Starting June 15, 2013, Zest Air will soon fly to Cagayan de Oro City.

With the recent strategic partnership of Zest Air with AirAsia (, Zest Air flight tickets can now be booked online via Air Asia website. Now everyone can fly Zest Air ( to Kota Kinabalu using the reliable technology of AirAsia. Zest Air now offers daily flights to Kota Kinabalu at 9:35am from NAIA Terminal 4 (Old Domestic Airport) in Pasay City.

* will post my Kota Kinabalu experience soon:)

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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