AirAsia Philippines

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.

Air Asia Philippines
So great to see the Philippine flag on an AirAsia plane

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.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 28 Comments
  1. Kristel says:

    I hope they open Siem Reap and Hanoi. 🙂

  2. supertikoy says:

    yehey nandito na sila…sana may Hanoi! yahoo

  3. Guia Obsum says:

    Hi Nina! I’m not sure if you remember me, entrepgirl. 🙂 I decided to revamp my blog after stopping for about one and a half years, and I started using my own name. You don’t write for kainpinoy.com anymore? It’s always nice reading your posts. Hope you could drop by my blog. 🙂

  4. Marx says:

    Wow! Excited for this one!!! We have more options! 🙂

  5. rdsean says:

    Nice, this is good to hear.. 😛 Let’s Travel!!

  6. the more competition among airlines, the better for us travelers to get better prices 🙂

  7. More airlines = cheaper plane tickets.. YAY!!!

  8. Jonas says:

    hi, i think your blog is amazing!! very encouraging in fact. i wanted to be a travel blogger for quite some time now, i just don’t have any connections to start doing it. financially, i don’t have that capability unless i’d be sponsored. any tips?

  9. chyng says:

    walang Manila-Denpasar?
    charot!! ^_^

  10. This addition will definitely be a boon not just for outbound tourism but for backpacking foreign tourists who will finally be able to visit the Philippines!

  11. thanks for sharing this Nina,really great news! kayo ni Ferdz tlga nauna mag-announce nitey. Korek, sana mag-mura na ibang airlines and of course, dagdag turismo ito sa Pinas. Sana my India at Nepal. hehe

  12. Grysh says:

    Sounds interesting. A new airline! I hope it won’t only be available in Clark. And I hope the airfare won’t be too heavy on our wallets. 🙂

  13. archi says:

    i hope to see them flying in every major Philippine Domestic points.. that would surely lower the airfare rates due to competitions..

  14. Emil Cortes says:

    Good News May competition na ang Cebu Pacific

  15. nursharina a.madlahuddin says:

    pls e mail me po kng mgkano roundtrip ticket promo from manila october 30 tpos balik ko from brunei january 28 2012.pls call me 09264211028

  16. Dj Punzalan says:

    I wish they make NAIA routes in 2012 too. 🙂

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