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|November 21, 2013|
AirAsia Zest Now Bookable Via Amadeus
|Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, and AirAsia Zest, a Philippine-based Low Cost Carrier (LCC), today announced that travel agencies in Asia Pacific can book AirAsia Zest through Amadeus.|
AirAsia Zest serves domestic destinations of Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Davao, Tagbilaran, and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines and international points in Asia including China and South Korea.
AirAsia Zest joins the rest of the AirAsia group who are already available in the Amadeus system. The airline will be available on Amadeus and easily accessible to travel agents in their traditional booking flow. Travel agents in Asia Pacific can offer travellers a multi-destination journey using a combination of AirAsia airlines, all in the same booking and passenger name record (PNR).
Mikee Romero, Chairman, AirAsia Zest said, "We are delighted to work with an industry leader like Amadeus as we strive to become the leading airline organisation in the Philippines. Amadeus' extensive network of travel agencies will help us reach more travellers, both business and leisure, which is critical for us to take our business to the next level."
Angel Gallego, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific added, "This development marks a major step forward for Amadeus as we continue to strengthen our LCC portfolio to help our travel agency customers cater to the growing pool of budget-conscious travellers. We are proud to be chosen to support AirAsia Zest's expansion throughout Asia, improving its distribution reach."
Filipino Low Cost Carrier ZestAir has been recently rebranded as AirAsia Zest to reflect its partnership with AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia and voted as the World's Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for five consecutive years from 2009 - 2013.
AirAsia Zest operates a fleet of 13 aircraft and currently servicing nine (9) domestic and four (4) international routes from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It is by far the Philippine carrier with most flights to and from Kalibo which is the gateway to the popular resort island of Boracay. The airline is also scheduled to launch four new direct flights from Cebu (Southern Philippines) to Kuala Lumpur in December and to Puerto Princesa, Davao and Cagayan de Oro in November 15. Additional new routes from Manila to Miri, Malaysia and to Macau will commence in December.