All set for AirAsia Philippines Flight

February 9, 2012

Air Asia Philippines to start Flying in March 2012
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has granted AirAsia Philippines its Airline Operating Certificate (AOC) that would allow it to fly commercially in the Philippines and particularly out of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in Clark, Pampanga.

CAAP Director General Ramon Gutierrez has said that the application took a long process as airlines are required to submit data on its aircraft, proposed initial training for crew, documentation of maintenance system, among others.

CAAP had to review the documents submitted as well as conduct an inspection of the airline’s facility as part of the process for granting an air operator certificate, he added.

AirAsia Philippines is 60-percent owned by Cojuangco, Romero and former broadcast journalist Marianne Hontiveros in equal shares, while the rest is owned by Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd. led by Tony Fernandes. AirAsia Bhd is one of the world’s most successful budget carrier.

Romero said AirAsia Philippines will be mounting flights to new destinations one after the other as it grows its fleet to 16 Airbus 320's in the next five years to service domestic and international destinations all from Clark International Airport, the airlines hub.

The new carrier plans to use its first A320's to fly to Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau and vice versa from Clark, according to AirAsia Philippines (AAP) President and CEO Marianne Hontiveros. The second A320 is bound to fly from Clark to Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Incheon in South Korea, and Bangkok in Thailand.
AirAsia Philippines is expecting delivery of another two A320 this year bringing their fleet to four, Hontiveros said saying that they are already slated to fly Malaysia, Cambodia and Japan which rights were granted to the airline in the last quarter of 2011 in addition to introducing more domestic flights.

The carrier was granted 1,260 seats a week on the Clark-to-Kuala Lumpur route, seven flights per week on the Clark-to-Cambodia route, and six flights per week either on the Clark-Osaka route or Clark-Nagoya route.

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