14 November 2016
|Air Asia Berhad subsidiary is opening another hub in the Philippines as it grows its third hub in the country, Philippines AirAsia CEO Dexter M. Comendador said.|
“Next year, we will be opening a new hub similar to what we’re doing in Kalibo and Cebu. Whatever we’re doing there, we will also do in Puerto Princesa. It’s our fourth hub, it means we’ll be flying from Puerto Princesa going international, we’re just waiting for the airport there to be finished,” says Commendador.
Air Asia Philippines (AAP) will offer flights from Puerto Princesa to Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, and Kota Kinabalu.
PAA flies Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, and Tagbilaran and international points to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Kota Kinabalu, Macau, Busan, Shanghai, Beijing, and Hangzhou. It will expand Cebu by adding Taipei and Singapore to its route network beginning November 25.
The airline which originally operates out of Clark airport has its base in Manila, Kalibo and Cebu. It operates a fleet of 14 Airbus 320s with nine of its plane operating in Manila with one spare, while three other planes are deployed in Kalibo while Cebu has two planes.
PAA started operating in the Philippine in 2012 as AirAsia Inc., and merged with Zest Airways Inc. in October 2015 with the surviving entity named Philippines AirAsia Inc.