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AirAsia expands Cebu hub with direct flights to Taipei now on promo sale

AirAsia expands Cebu hub with direct flights to Taipei now on promo sale

AirAsia today formally announced it will operate direct flights from Cebu to Taipei starting November 25with promo fares from as low as P888 now available on sale!

Philippines AirAsia CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “We are delighted and excited to paint Cebu skies red with our latest direct flight to Taipei. The addition of Cebu-Taipei enables us to further strengthen our hub in Cebu.”

Besides Taipei, AirAsia announced earlier that it will also increase flights between Cebu and Kuala Lumpur from three to four times weekly effective 29 October on top of its current flights to South Korea.

Officials from Depart of Tourism led by Usec. Erwin Balane, Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) and Taiwan Economic Cultural Office (TECO) expressed their support and congratulated AirAsia at the formal launch held in Vikings, SM Cebu.

To celebrate the launch of the Taipei flights, AirAsia is offering promotional fares on from as low as P888 for Cebu-Taipei with travel period between 25 November 2016 and 25 March 2017. Promotional fares are up for grabs from today until 23 October only.

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Taiwan has eased its visa rules for Filipinos, along with citizens of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and India.

In a statement released by the Taiwan Economic Cultural Office (TECO), passport holders from the Philippines, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam who are permanent residents of Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Schengen Agreement signatories, the United Kingdom, or the United States, or hold a visa or a resident card from one of these countries that is either valid or expired within 10 years from the date of expected arrival in Taiwan, will now be eligible to apply online for a Taiwan travel authorization certificate, free of charge.

Comendador added, “Cebu offers wonderful opportunities for Taiwanese businessmen and we are here to provide the much-needed connectivity with our signature low fares and world-class service to enable more and more people to engage in business, trade and commerce aside from tourism.”

The AirAsia Group also offers direct flights to Taipei from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Aside from Taipei – Cebu, Philippines AirAsia will also start servicing daily flights to Taipei from Manila on 21 November.

Flight Schedule for Cebu (CEB) – Taipei (TPE)

Flight NumberFromToDepartureArrivalFrequency
Z2 7124CEBTPE06:3509:25Wednesday
CEBTPE06:1009:05Friday and Sunday
Z2 7125TPECEB10:2013:10Wednesday

About Taipei

Guests who take advantage of AirAsia’s promotional fares to Taipei can make a trip to some of the following iconic attractions and enjoy charmingly warm local hospitality.

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  • The icon of Taipei, and the prominent centre of the city, Taipei 101 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 the city!
  • There is a plethora of night markets in Taipei, but the most famous one of all is 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 hours of the night.
  • Another famous landmark of Taipei, the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was built in memory of the former president of the Republic of China. The hall and square is now the hub for cultural events, and the National Concert Hall and National Theatre are in the vicinity as well, housing performances from the likes of Yo-yo Ma, the Vienna Boys Choir and even the late Luciano Pavarotti himself.
  • A two-hour train ride from Taipei is the beautiful Taroko Gorge. Located within the Taroko National Park, the gorge is known for its magnificent natural beauty and its abundant supply of marble. Visitors can get in touch with nature as they explore the many sights around, such as the Eternal Spring Shrine, Swallow Grotto, and Buluowan Village.
  • Shoppers will happily satiate themselves in Taipei’s main wholesale garment market, which offers the latest fashion and trends at bargain basement prices. The shops open from morning till midnight every day, and haggling is a skill that will take you far when you are roaming the streets of Wufenpu.


Keep up-to-date with AirAsia’s latest promotion and activities via Twitter (@AirAsiaPH), Facebook (, Instagram (@AirAsiaPh), and on Viber public chat (@AirAsiaPh).


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