Caneba added that the airline intends to declare the airline's owner, Alfredo Yao, as the "Accountable Manager" on Monday which will need to be approved by CAAP.
The founder of Zest Air, Alfredo Yao, has revealed that the budget airline plans to launch direct flights to Taipei as tensions ease between the Philippines and Taiwan.
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The airline believes that once tensions begin to subside, the passenger volume will continue to grow again.
According to Yao
, Zest Air
plans to begin direct flights to Taipei by this coming November.
While details on the proposed direct flights were not offered, Yao
indicated that Kalibo would be part of the plan.
"We will come up with direct flights from Kalibo to Taipei and this will give better revenue," said Yao
added that the airline would continue to service its existing charter clients in addition to the direct service.
Meanwhile, Yao revealed that the airline still has intentions to fly directly to Dubai and it plans to tap its new partner, Air Asia, to help get them off the ground.
suggested that the airline is keen to expand beyond the region and that the airline may operate the service in partnership with Air Asia
through the carrier's long haul subsidiary, Air Asia X
Malaysian-based Air Asia group owns a 40% stake in Air Asia Philippines which holds a 49% stake in Yao's Zest Air
added that the airline is seeking areas outside the Asean
region but did not provide specific details.
"We're focusing on the tourism market," Yao