AirAsia to open Davao-Kuala Lumpur flights

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 21 2017 02:37 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2017 03:59 AM

DAVAO CITY (UPDATED) - Southeast Asian budget carrier AirAsia said Friday it would open flights soon between President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown and the Malaysian capital. 

The Davao-Kuala Lumpur route is a recognition of the "massive potential" of the Philippine economy, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes told an investment forum in Davao City.

The route will be launched on Dec. 21, priced initially at P99, Fernandes said.