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.
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.