Low cost carrier giant AirAsia further expands its network with the Filipino owned and operated Air Asia Philippines. The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark becomes the 13th hub of the AirAsia group.
Though announced back in December, the airline only received its first Airbus A320 recently and today, it landed at DMIA from the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France.
The AirAsia Philippines is targeted to start flying commercially in October 2011, serving Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong, upon official approval. The second aircraft is expected to arrive in first quarter 2012 and will ply the routes to Bangkok (Thailand), Incheon (South Korea), Kalibo and Puerto Princessa.
Suffice to say, this is great news for travelers, specially for those living in the North and Central Philippines. More than anything, I’m eager to see how this new player in the industry will affect airfare prices.