29-Mar-2012 9:02 AM

AirAsia Philippines commences operations on 28-Mar-2012

AirAsia Philippines commenced operations on 28-Mar-2012, operating its first services from Clark to Davao City and Kalibo. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes stated the venture is aiming to grow the Philippines’ travel market rather than to take market share from existing carriers. The LCC plans to expand its fleet of two A320 aircraft later in 2012 with a further two to be added to the fleet as it launches new domestic and regional services. Mr Fernandes, as quoted by Business Times, stated more affiliates may be announced in 2012 as it plans to establish two more carriers in Southeast Asia and two more in North Asia. [more - original PR]

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