AirAsia resumes Manila-Davao flight with all-female flight crew


Posted at Mar 27 2015 05:58 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2015 01:58 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Girl power was in full force when AirAsia resumed its Manila to Davao flight on Friday.

The Manila-Davao maiden flight Z2611 was captained by Giselle Bendong with First Officer Iya Halagueña as the co-pilot.

The cabin crew was led by senior flight attendant Blanche Garcia with Anjeline Garchitorena, Jana Trajano, Christine Shane Dinong, Marah Gaa and Mayumi Arima.

AirAsia resumed its 3x flights daily from Manila to Davao, in addition to its current 2x daily flights from Cebu to Davao.

"At AirAsia, women work shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts from the office of the CEO, flight operations, engineering, cargo, ramp, ground services to key operational and support departments. We are very proud of their achievements and contributions in ensuring that we give only the best, quality service to our passengers," AirAsia Philippines’ Chief Executive Officer, Joy Cañeba said.

Women make up almost 40 percent of all AirAsia Philippines staffm including 7 pilots and co-pilots, 253 cabin crew and the rest are in ground services working as technicians, mechanics, ramp officers, and in key operational and support areas.

AirAsia also celebrated its maiden flight to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from Mactan Cebu International Airport on Friday.

AirAsia flies to Kota Kinabalu from Cebu every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.