AirAsia announced on Monday an expansion of the Southern Philippines network with new service to General Santos. AirAsia guests will enjoy daily service from Cebu and three-times weekly service from Clark to General Santos from March 29, 2020.
Today, AirAsia announced new service from Cebu and Clark to General Santos in the Southern Philippines starting March 29, 2020. Service from Cebu will be offered daily, while the Clark-General Santos route will be operated three-times a week. In Monday’s announcement, AirAsia Philippines CEO, Ricky Isla said,
“We are pleased to announce our new domestic destination for the year, General Santos. Our general Santos flights will provide access to Mindanao, a beautiful region rich in culture and history. I am confident that AirAsia’s announcement of these new flights will contribute to local tourism and the economy. We are committed to growing our domestic connectivity this year, and you can expect more exciting destinations to be announced later in 2020.”
The southernmost city in the Philippines, General Santos is known as the “Tuna Capital” of the country. The city benefits from the fact that it is outside of the nation’s typhoon belt and is a leading exporter of various crops to destinations throughout the world.
Founded in 2001, AirAsia has become one of the largest airline groups in the world. The carrier serves over 160 destinations in Asia, Australia and the US, and has carried over 600 million guests since its inception.