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Dispatch: AirAsia Philippines 1st Branded A320 Plane Arrived in Clark

Exciting travel times are ahead for us travelers as Low-cost Carrier giant expands its wings establishing its 13th hub in the Philippines. AirAsia has been in operation in DMIA (Diosdado Macapagal International Airport), Clark for many years now. I even remember having my first international flight via AirAsia to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from Clark. The difference now, is that AirAsia Philippines is co-owned and operated by Filipinos this time.

AirAsia Philippine's First Branded A320
AirAsia Philippine's First Branded A320

Exciting travel times are ahead for us travelers as Low-cost Carrier giant expands its wings establishing its 13th hub in the Philippines. AirAsia has been in operation in DMIA (Diosdado Macapagal International Airport), Clark for many years now. I even remember having my first international flight via AirAsia to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from Clark. The difference now, is that AirAsia Philippines is co-owned and operated by Filipinos this time.

I was there earlier 11am this morning when the first Philippines-branded A320 aircraft landed in Clark straight from Toulouse, France. It was welcomed by a Water Cannon Salute and ceremonial Wine Pouring.

Now a fully operated Airline Crew to serve in the plane
Now a fully operated Airline Crew to serve in the plane

As soon as the official approval to fly commercially is given (they are targeting October), the first plane would fly to Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong. A second airline is slated to arrive after and would then fly to Bangkok, Incheon, Kalibo and Puerto Princessa.

The entrance of AirAsia Philippines would surely stir up the low-cost airline industry in the country. It would be really interesting how us consumers would benefit from this.

By Ferdz

Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.

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