I was reading a local magazine when I flipped on an ad-page about an airline called ZestAir with a catchy tagline, “Asia’s most refreshing airline”. I’ve never heard of them before so I immediately visited their site to get an idea about it.
Zest Airlines caters to domestic flights and was formerly the Asian Spirit Airlines. It flies from Manila to Antique, Bacolod, Basco, Caticlan, Busuanga, Calbayog, Catarman, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Marinduque, Masbate, Ormoc, Puerto Princessa, San Jose Occidental Mindoro, Tacloban and Virac. Too bad, it does not fly to Cagayan de Oro.
As for the airfare rates, its similar with other airlines, although it can be cheaper or higher. Surely, it’s cheaper than PAL but could be a little higher than Cebu Pacific. They also run some promos. They recently had an All-in promo, Php 786.00 from Manila to Cebu and Php 1,886.00 from Manila to Davao, with or without baggage. The promo period was on December 8-12, 2008 and the travel period on December 20, 2008 to January 15, 2009.
Their website is still new and under construction, so I assume they’re still new in the flight industry.
Disclaimer: The author is not in any way affiliated to ZestAir. For inquiries about their service, online booking, fare promos, travel destination, flight schedule, etc, please visit their website at http://zestair.com.ph.