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Grounded Zest Air is now AirAsia Zest following an investment by AirAsia

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Zest Air (Zest Airways) (Manila) has rebranded as AirAsia Zest (AirAsia Zest Airways, Inc., formerly Asian Spirit) following the investment of AirAsia (Malaysia) (Kuala Lumpur) through AirAsia Philippines (Clark).

In other related news, AirAsia Philippines will be temporarily suspending flights to Davao, Kalibo, Taipei and Hong Kong from Clark International Airport effective on October 9, 2013.

Flights between Clark and Hong Kong, however, will continue to operate from December 20, 2013 until January 6, 2014 to cater to the strong holiday demand.

Maan Hontiveros, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Philippines said, “The temporary suspension is primarily to manage costs following the recent grounding of Zest Air by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). This has affected many factors and allocating necessary resources such as aircraft and crew is critical to ensure its recovery.”

“Right now we need to focus our resources to support Zest Air where we have significant economic interest, and we believe in Zest Air’s potential with their Manila based operations,” added Hontiveros.

AirAsia Philippines holds a 49 percent share in Zest Air, a low-cost carrier operating in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila; and Zest Air will be carrying the AirAsia brand once it is approved by the CAAP.

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Zest Air is grounded in the Philippines due to alleged safety violations

Zest Air (Zest Airways) (Manila) was grounded today for alleged safety violations by the Civili Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Zest Air’s AOC is suspended until it can rectified the government’s concerns.

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Zest Air to introduce a new business model in the 4Q, will change its colorful livery

Zest Air (Zest Airways) (formerly Asian Spirit) (Manila) according to this article by is planning to overhaul its business model in the fourth quarter. The carrier is also planning to overhaul its colorful livery but with retain the Zest Air name.

The airline is planning to resume service to Hong Kong and will also launch a new route to Singapore.

In addition the carrier is adding four Airbus A330-300s and is expected to add new routes to Bahrain, Damman, Melbourne and Riyadh.

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ZestAir starts twice-weekly Manila-Seoul flights

ZestAir (Zest Airways) (Manila) has launched twice-weekly Manila-Seoul (Incheon) service per Airline Route.

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Zest Air to expand in China

Zest Air (Zest Airways) (Manila) has taken delivery of its seventh Airbus A320 and is expanding internationally. The carrier, which saw nearly a 41 percent increase in domestic traffic, is planning to add Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Xian in China.

Zest Air will also launch flights to Busan and Seoul-Incheon (South Korea), and is applying for permission to fly to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) and to Singapore according to the Philippine Star.

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ZestAir expands its Airbus fleet, will add new international routes

ZestAir (Zest Airways) (formerly Asian Spirit) (Manila) meanwhile is also expanding. The low-fare airline is adding additional Airbus aircraft and the fleet has expanded now to nine aircraft according to this report by Manila Standard Today. The growing airline will add new international routes to Kuala Lumpur, Seoul (Incheon) and Shanghai.

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ZestAir plans to acquire two Boeing 777s in late 2011

ZestAir (Zest Airways) (Manila) is planning to acquire two Boeing 777s for new long-range routes to the Middle East. The company is also launching a Shanghai route on Janaury 24 according to the Manila Standard Today.

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ZestAir to add Singapore on January 29, 2010

ZestAir (Zest Airways) (Manila) will add Singapore on January 29, 2010.

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VietJet Air delays start-up again to May 2010

VietJet Air (Hanoi), Vietnam’s first private airline, has delayed its start-up launch date once again from December 2009 to May 2010. The new airline is planning to launch domestic flights with two Airbus A320s.

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