Zest Air Inaugural Flight to Kuala Lumpur a Success

Zest Air Kuala Lumpur Inaugural Flight

Zest Air Kuala Lumpur Inaugural Flight

Zest Air made history today as it completed its maiden flight to Kuala Lumpur when their Airbus A320 aircraft left Manila from the Ninoy Aquino International AIrport (NAIA) Terminal 3 (originally Terminal 4) late afternoon via flight Z2948.  

It landed in Kuala Lumpur International Airport at about 10pm+ (GMT +8) and subsequently left KLIA at 11pm+ via Z2949 flight. Regular flights thereafter would have an earlier departure and arrival. Zest Air flights to Kuala Lumpur happens every Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Courtesy of Toursim Malaysia and Zest Air, Let’s Go Sago and 9 other bloggers from the Philippines had the opportunity to join this landmark maiden flight with Zest Air’s Airbus 320 (A320) with a 180-seating configuration and wide-legroom.

Check-in at NAIA Terminal 4

Check-in at NAIA Terminal 4

As part of this development, the 4th largest carrier in the Philippines hopes to double its number of international passengers from to 220,000 international passengers in 2011 to almost half a million this year.

Zest Air currently has at least 15 aircrafts flying over 19 domestic destinations and seven international destinations including Incheon and Busan (South Korea); Jinjiang, Quanzhou and Shanghai (China), and Taipei (Taiwan) from Kalibo & Cebu. Kuala Lumpur is Zest Air’s second direct international flight from Manila (the first was Jinjiang, China since last April).

Watch out for future international destinations including Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore routes.

Here are some photos during the earlier inaugural program at NAIA Terminal 4:

Boarding Area

Boarding Area

Zest Air and Tourism Malaysia Executives

Zest Air and Tourism Malaysia Executives

Tourism Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia

Here we come Kuala Lumpur!

Here we come Kuala Lumpur!

4 of the 10 Travel Bloggers en route to Malaysia

4 of the 10 Travel Bloggers en route to Malaysia

Ongoing Promo Fares to Kuala Lumpur

Last July 20 to August 31, 2012, Zest Air offered promo fares to Kuala Lumpur (one-way with free baggage up to 10kg) for as low as P688 base fare specifically for travel period from today until December 15, 2012.

Zest Air Promo Fare to Kuala Lumpur

Zest Air Promo Fare to Kuala Lumpur

Good news is, it’s back and the promo offer will last until December 15, 2012. Book and buy at www.flyzest.com or call their hotline at +632.855.3333 (0700-2300 hrs) and 852.4313/851.3302 (24/7)!

Congratulations to the Zest Air inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur amidst the birth pains that goes with many maiden flights! As of this writing, we are aboard the KTM Commuter train en route to the Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station; after which the bloggers split to different Malaysian states while I am headed to Negeri Sembilan.

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