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May 6, 2013

Zest Air / AirAsia Network Changes from May 2013

by JL

Update at 0440GMT 06MAY13

Filipino low-cost carrier Zest Air from 10MAY13 will begin integrating its operation with AirAsia, which sees a number of network changes out of Manila. Planned changes as follow.

Manila – Bacolod eff 10MAY13 NEW 3 daily service
Z2338 MNL0420 – 0525BCD 320 D
Z2330 MNL1200 – 1305BCD 320 D
Z2334 MNL1805 – 1920BCD 320 D

Z2339 BCD0550 – 0655MNL 320 D
Z2331 BCD1330 – 1430MNL 320 D
Z2335 BCD1945 – 2100MNL 320 D

Z2338/339 effective 01JUL13
Z2334/335 effective 15JUN13

Manila – Kota Kinabalu eff 10MAY13 NEW 4 weekly service
Z2501 MNL0935 – 1135BKI 320 x146
Z2502 BKI1200 – 1400MNL 320 x146

Manila – Kuala Lumpur eff 10MAY13 NEW 1 daily service
Z2948 MNL0645 – 1025KUL 320 D
Z2949 KUL1055 – 1435MNL 320 D

Manila – Cebu eff 01JUN13 Service increases from 4 to 5 daily, 7 daily from 15JUN13
Z2360 MNL0415 – 0535CEB 320 D
Z2763 MNL0720 – 0840CEB 320 D
Z2765 MNL0835 – 0955CEB 320 D
Z2380 MNL1005 – 1120CEB 320 D
Z2771 MNL1255 – 1425CEB 320 x6
Z2771 MNL1300 – 1430CEB 320 D
Z2384 MNL1530 – 1655CEB 320 D
Z2388 MNL1820 – 1945CEB 320 D

Z2361 CEB0600 – 0720MNL 320 D
Z2766 CEB1040 – 1200MNL 320 D
Z2381 CEB1145 – 1305MNL 320 D
Z2772 CEB1455 – 1625MNL 320 D
Z2385 CEB1720 – 1845MNL 320 D
Z2389 CEB2010 – 2135MNL 320 D

Z2771/772 eff 01JUN13
Z2765/766 eff 15JUN13
Z2380/381 eff 15JUN13
Z2388/389 operational schedule until 14JUN13 varies

Manila – Cagayan de Oro eff 15JUN13 NEW 3 daily service
Z2340 MNL0540 – 0715CGY 320 D
Z2593 MNL1225 – 1400CGY 320 D
Z2348 MNL1400 – 1535CGY 320 D

Z2341 CGY0740 – 0915MNL 320 D
Z2594 CGY1425 – 1600MNL 320 D
Z2349 CGY1600 – 1735MNL 320 D

Manila – Davao eff 15JUN13 Service increases from 3 to 4 daily
Z2390 MNL0435 – 0620DVO 320 D
Z2394 MNL1400 – 1545DVO 320 D
Z2575 MNL1700 – 1845DVO 320 D
Z2392 MNL1900 – 2045DVO 320 D

Z2391 DVO0645 – 0830MNL 320 D
Z2395 DVO1610 – 1755MNL 320 D
Z2576 DVO1910 – 2050MNL 320 D
Z2393 DVO2115 – 2300MNL 320 D

Manila – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 01JUL13 Service increases from 4 weekly to 1 daily
Z2018 MNL2010 – 2340PVG 320 D
Z2019 PVG0040 – 0410MNL 320 D

Flight Reductions from 10MAY13:
Manila – Puerto Princesa Service reduces from 4 to 3 daily
Manila – Tagbilaran Service reduces from 3 to 2 daily

Flight cancellations from 11MAY13:
Cebu – Davao 1 daily*
Cebu – Puerto Princesa 4 weekly*
Manila – Busuanga 11 weekly^
Manila – Legazpi 1 daily*
Manila – Mardinique 1 daily^
Manila – Masbate 1 daily^
Manila – Tablas 3 weekly^

* Previously not reported
^ On 04APR13, Airline Route reported these cancellations, which are currently operated by MA60 aircraft. Zest will be phasing these Chinese-built turboprop aircraft.

Planned New Routes:
Manila – Ho Chi Minh
Z2511 MNL0850 – 1025SGN 320 D
Z2512 SGN1050 – 1325MNL 320 D

Manila – Macau
Z2088 MNL1500 – 1700MFM 320 357
Z2089 MFM1725 – 1925MNL 320 357

AirAsia’s schedule listing shows both routes to start from 10MAY13, however reservation is not open. Planned launch date is subject to change.

Following Zest Air routes are currently not available for reservation on/after 10MAY13, however schedule listing is available on AirAsia website:
Kalibo – Busan
Kalibo – Seoul Incheon
Kalibo – Shanghai Pu Dong
Kalibo – Taipei Taoyuan
Manila – Seoul Incheon

Other services remain unchanged:
Manila – Iloilo 3 daily
Manila – Jinjiang 3 weekly
Manila – Kalibo 5-7 daily, pending on operational period

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